30. Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova
Arcidiacono was a unanimous selection to the Big East All-Freshman team last season. He averaged 11.9 points and 3.5 assists while draining 2.1 three-pointers per game. The shooting guard had five games with more than 20 points, including a season-high 32 points against St. John’s.
29. Jordan McRae, Tennessee
McRae led Tennessee in points (15.7 ppg) and three-point shooting (35.5%) last season, and he is also the leading returner in assists (2.0 apg). Over the final six games of the regular season, he averaged 25.8 points per game.
28. Wayne Selden, Kansas
Selden was a consensus five-star recruit in the Class of 2013 by ESPN, Rivals, and Scout. The 6’5″ wing was a McDonald’s All-American and a Jordan Classic participant. As a high school senior, he averaged 24.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, and four assists.
27. James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina
In his first season as a starter, McAdoo averaged 14.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game. With his athletic ability, he has the potential to average a double-double in 2013-14.
26. Cleanthony Early, Wichita State
Early led Wichita State in scoring, and he only started in 22 of 39 games. The former junior college transfer averaged 13.9 points on 45.5% shooting in addition to 5.4 rebounds and nearly one block per game. He posted as many as 39 points in a single game, and in the NCAA tournament he posted 16.2 points per contest.
25. Tyler Haws, Brigham Young
Haws is among the best scorers in college basketball this season. Last season, as a sophomore, he posted 21.7 points per game while shooting 48.3% from the field and 38.1% on three-pointers. He opened up the season with six straight games with at least 20 points, and in four NIT games at the end of the season he averaged 27.8 points.
24. LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State
In 16.9 minutes per game last season, Ross averaged 8.3 points while shooting 46.8% from the field and 38.9% from beyond the arc. In the Buckeyes’ four NCAA tournament games, he exploded for 15 points per contest and shot 44.4% on three-pointers. If he continues to play at that level as a junior, he has the potential to make the All-Big Ten First Team.
23. Jordan Adams, UCLA
Although the hype in Los Angeles last season was all about Shabazz Muhammad, Adams was UCLA’s best player. He led the team in offensive rating, true shooting percentage, turnover rate, and steal percentage. The sophomore shooting guard will be one of the best players in the Pac-12 this season.
22. P.J. Hairston, North Carolina
Hairston had a breakout sophomore season, leading North Carolina in scoring with 14.6 points per game. He scored in double figures in every game from January 23 through the end of the season, and in the ACC and NCAA tournaments he recorded 20 points per contest.
21. Chane Behanan, Louisville
In 26.1 minutes per game, Behanan averaged 9.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.4 steals last season. The 6’6″ forward also posted four double-doubles and ranked No. 61 in offensive rebounding percentage.
Top 100 Players for the 2013-14 Season
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*All advanced statistics are courtesy of KenPom.