Editor's note: The 2016-2017 college basketball season will be the "Year of the Freshmen", featuring what could be the best class we've ever seen. Over the next two weeks we will get familiar with the best of the best, examining who they are and where each of the top 10 prospects in the 2016 ESPN 100 came from.
Read more: No. 10 Duke's Frank Jackson | No. 9 Kentucky's Malik Monk
No. 8 Michigan State's Mile Bridges | No. 7 Washington's Markelle Fultz
No. 6 Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox | No. 5 Kentucky's Bam Adebayo
No. 4 UCLA's Lonzo Ball | No. 3 Duke's Jayson Tatum
No. 2 Kansas' Josh Jackson | No. 1 Duke's Harry Giles
Malik Monk was ranked among the top 10 prospects in his class for most of his high school career, with huge scoring outings and jaw-dropping highlights spreading his story. Monk's recruiting battle centered around home-state Arkansas and blue-blood Kentucky -- and after a long back-and-forth process, Monk ended up in Lexington, where he should start immediately on the wing for coach John Calipari.