Freshmen in the one-and-done era aren't the entire story of college basketball, but taken together, the first-year players do represent the largest wild card in any given season. In 2014-15, for example, freshmen Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones started for a Duke team that won the national championship, while their classmate Grayson Allen came off the bench to score 16 points in the title game.
So while freshmen may not be the end-all and be-all, they definitely punch above their weight in terms of potential importance. So let's dig deeper into this incoming freshman class. Compared to their historical predecessors, this 2015-16 freshmen appear to stand out in two ways. First, this class is unusually deep in terms of one-and-done potential. Second, it is unusually dispersed in terms of where its elite players will be found this season.