What’s that you say? Kentucky doesn’t have any of the nation’s top freshmen? That’s unheard of!
Today, Myron Medcalf over at ESPN updated his Freshman Tracker, a ranking of 15 freshmen based on the previous week of games. The list is divided into three categories: First Five, Second Five and Final Five, and Kentucky failed to have a player mentioned in the first two groups.
Jamal Murray did make the cut in the Final Five, coming in at No. 12 in the rookie rankings. There was no mention of Isaiah Briscoe or Skal Labissiere.
The guards ahead of Murray are Kansas State’s Barry Brown, Arizona’s Allonzo Trier, Stanford’s Marcus Sheffield and Dejounte Murray of Washington.
If we’re being completely honest with each other here, I’ve never heard of three of those guys.