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Freshman Haze: The Final Countdown

It comes as little surprise that Trae Young is the best fantasy freshman in the country, despite the recent slump. See who else made the list as Perry Missner Wraps up his annual countdown.

Freshman Haze: The Countdown Continues (8-14)

Perry Missner continues his countdown of the best fantasy freshman in the land.

Freshman Haze: The Countdown Begins

With March right around the corner, Perry Missner begins his countdown of the top-21 freshman in the land from a fantasy perspective.

Freshman Haze: Thompson & Thompson

In the final Freshman Haze before the year-end countdown commences, Perry Missner returns to profile the

Freshman Haze: Cartier Diamonds

Stepping in for the injured Kamau Stokes, Cartier Diarra averaged 17.0 PPG over his first three games as a starter. Perry Missner profiles the Wildcat and other emerging freshmen.

Freshman Haze: Saben-Metrics

Vanderbilt freshman Saben Lee has grown into a fantasy factor despite the presence of several veteran guards. Perry Missner returns to profile Lee and the nation's other rising freshman.

Freshman Haze: Walker, Miami Ranger

Perry Missner is back to profile the freshman currently excelling in ancillary roles, which could be especially helpful for dynasty leagues if said players decide to stay in school.

Freshman Haze: The Other Luka

Luka Garza may not be the highest rated draft prospect with that first name, but he's turned it on of late for the Hawkeyes. Perry Missner returns to profile freshman heating up in 2018.

Freshman Haze: Saint Nick Has Arrived

Perry Missner returns for a post-holiday breakdown of the nation's top performing freshman.

Freshman Haze: Baker's Dozen

Perry Missner jumps around the country to profile the leading freshman on some of the hottest teams in the nation.

Freshman Haze: Oshae Can You See

Syracuse freshman Oshae Brissett has provided the Orange with a post presence while breaking into fantasy relevance. RotoWire's Perry Missner is back to profile Brissett and other emerging frosh.

Freshman Haze: West Coast Mafia

Though Arizona is off to a rough start, 7-1 freshman phenom DeAndre Ayton is hardly to blame. Perry Missner is back to profile the top freshmen based out of the West Coast.

Freshman Haze: My Favorite Marvin

Marvin Bagley emerged as a Player of the Year frontrunner in this year's PK80 tournament. Perry Missner returns to profile him and the rest of the nation's top freshman.

Freshman Haze: Champions Classic Recap

Several freshman are on the national stage early, and Perry Missner is back to profile some of the standouts of early-season play.

Freshman Haze: Early Surprises

SMU freshman Ethan Chargois took advantage of his circumstances and had a big opening week. Perry Missner dives into other early-season surprises, and discusses whether those performances are sustainable.

Freshman Haze: First-Year Sleepers

Fantasy owners know the five-star names by now, but what under-the-radar freshmen can help you win your league? Perry Missner runs down this year's top sleepers in the season's inaugural Freshman Haze.

Freshman Haze: Ranking the Top Frosh, 1-7

Perry Missner picks his top freshman for this season, but which UCLA Bruin, Lonzo Ball or T.J. Leaf, came out No. 1?

Freshman Haze: Ranking the Top Frosh, 8-14

Perry Missner continues his countdown of the nation's top freshman, including a look at Kentucky's Malik Monk, whose shooting excellence vaulted him up the list.

Freshman Haze: Ranking the Top Frosh, 15-21

Perry Missner begins his countdown of the nation's top freshman, including Kamar Baldwin, who has been Butler's most consistent offensive player in Big East Play.

Freshman Haze: Riller the Thriller

Perry Missner highlights seven freshmen who are turning heads, including Charleston's Grant Riller, who is getting his sea legs back after a season-ending injury last season.

Freshman Haze: Baldwin Leads Bulldogs

Perry Missner features of collection of freshman who are getting comfortable in their roles with their teams, including Butler guard Kamar Baldwin.

Freshman Haze: Allen is the Anti-Bennett

Perry Missner looks at freshmen who started slowly but have come on strong in conference play, like Texas' Jarrett Allen, who looks like a player to build around.

Freshman Haze: Coach Missner Picks His Squad

Perry Missner assembles an all-freshman team even he could win with, including St. John's point guard Marcus LoVett, who might have to sacrifice some of his scoring.

Freshman Haze: Tatum Makes Quick Recovery

Perry Missner highlights seven freshman making waves, including Duke's Jayson Tatum, who is back to playing at a high level after a foot injury.

Freshman Haze: A Young Spartan Duo

RotoWire's Perry Missner returns to profile a pair of Tom Izzo's young Spartans that could pave the way for a midseason turnaround in East Lansing.

Freshman Haze: It's Brucie's Time to Shine

RotoWire's Perry Missner returns to profile freshman that are heating up, including Miami's Bruce Brown, who is fresh off a triple-double.

Freshman Haze: A Husky Scoring Volume

Perry Missner takes an in-depth look at the top freshman scorers, including Washington's Markelle Fultz, who has been doing much more than just put up points for fantasy owners.

Freshman Haze: Kentucky's Copy Cat

Perry Missner looks at the nation's top freshman passers, including Kentucky sensation De'Aaron Fox, who is reminding some of the great John Wall.

Freshman Haze: Big-Time Big Men

Perry Missner looks at seven big men who are turning heads in college hoops, and in fantasy leagues, like Michigan State's Miles Bridges.

Freshman Haze: Struggling Frosh

Perry Missner features some first-year players who have disappointed in the early going, like Kansas' Josh Jackson, and whether fantasy owners should cut bait now or stick it out.

Freshman Haze: Bruins are Ball-in'

Perry Missner analyzes some early standouts, like UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, and their chances of keeping it going this season.

Freshman Haze: Ranking the Top Frosh, 1-7

Perry Missner loves Ben Simmons, but the No. 1 freshman might surprise you as he concludes his rankings of the nation's top freshmen.

Freshman Haze: Ranking the Top Frosh, 8-14

Perry Missner continues his countdown of the nation's top freshman. Where does Kentucky's Jamal Murray rank?

Freshman Haze: Ranking the Top Frosh

Perry Missner begins his rankings of the nation's top freshmen, including Washington's Dejounte Murray, who has helped the Huskies to a likely tournament bid.

Freshman Haze: A Spoonful of Hoops in Starksville

Perry Missner analyzes a new crop of freshmen, including Mississippi State's Quinndary Weatherspoon, who is averaging nearly 20 and 10.

Freshman Haze: Hyped Hoosier

Perry Missner's weekly profile of the nation's best freshmen includes Indiana big man Thomas Bryant, who is living up to the hype for the Hoosiers.

Freshman Haze: Plenty of Room to Grow

Perry Missner looks at seven freshman to keep an eye on, including Syracuse's Malachi Richardson, who is getting strong minutes and has plenty of room to grow.

Freshman Haze: Struggling Freshmen

Perry Missner highlights seven freshman who have struggled to make an impact this season, including Kentucky's much-hyped Skal Labissiere.

Freshman Haze: New Year's Resolutions

Perry Missner is off to a great start with his New Year's resolutions, which include writing about the likes of Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson.

Freshman Haze: Top Tiger

Perry Missner's look at the nation's top freshman finally makes its way to Baton Rouge for a look at LSU's Ben Simmons. What did he find?

Freshman Haze: Devil Heating Up

Perry Missner's weekly look at the nation's top freshman includes Duke's Brandon Ingram, has found his way into a prime spot in the Blue Devils' offense after a slow start.

Freshman Haze: Wisconsin is Happ-ening

Perry Missner profiles freshman who are grabbing headlines, like Wisconsin's Ethan Happ, who has has solidified the Badgers' frontcourt.

Freshman Haze: Looking for Staying Power

Perry Missner highlights his latest group of freshman, including Wake Forest's Bryant Crawford, whose playing time could be challenged soon.

Freshman Haze: FSU's Bacon Sizzling

Perry Missner looks at seven freshman to watch this season, including Florida State Guard Dwayne Bacon.

Freshman Haze: Ranking the top Frosh, 1-7

Perry Missner wraps up his freshman rankings by naming the year's top frosh. Did Arizona's Stanley Johnson do enough to grab that honor?

Freshman Haze: Ranking the Top Frosh, 8-14

Perry Missner continues his freshman rankings, and it will surprise you where he ranks the presumptive No. 1 pick in the draft, Jahlil Okafor.

Freshman Haze: Ranking the Top Frosh

Perry Missner begins his rankings of the nation's top freshmen, including Oregon's Dillon Brooks, who is poised to finish the season strong.

Freshman Haze: Living Up to the Hype

Perry Missner finally gives UNLV's Rashad Vaughn his due. What took so long?

Freshman Haze: Carrington Steps Up for the Pirates

The future is bright at Seton Hall as Khadeen Carrington has shouldered the scoring load with Isaiah Whitehead out.

Freshman Haze: WV's Carter Shows Potential

Jevon Carter is not puting up huge numbers, but he's proven he can score in bunches for West Virginia this season.

Freshman Haze: Lord Grantham Rules

Donte Grantham has flourished with increased playing time this season and could get even better with an improved inside game.

Freshman Haze: More Seasoning Needed

Kaleb Joseph likely won't be following recent Orange point guards as one-and-done at Syracuse.

Freshman Haze: Kentucky's Frosh are Tops

Devin Booker is deadly from beyond the arc, hitting a team-leading 46 percent from long range as one of Kentucky's best freshman.

Freshman Haze: Okafor is a Devil to Defend

Jahlil Okafor is sailing through his one-and-done year for the Blue Devils as he heads to the top of the 2015 NBA draft board.

Freshman Haze: Coast to Coast in Search of Frosh

Kevon Looney is living up to the preseason hype, averaging a double-double for the Bruins.

Freshman Haze: Arizona's Big-Body Frosh

Stanley Johnson needs some offensive polish, but his wide body and athleticism make him a force for Arizona.

Freshman Haze: Ahoy Matey!

Isaiah Whitehead is the first McDonald's All-American to join Seton Hall Pirates since 2000.

Freshman Haze: Season Finale

Duke's Jabari Parker had an outstanding freshman campaign, but did he do enough to hold off the other great frosh for Freshman of the Year honors?

Freshman Haze: Ranking the Freshman

Julius Randle is a fine scorer and has a nose for rebounds, but passing is not a top option on his mind and team play is not his forte.

Freshman Haze: Major Wave in Malibu

Pepperdine freshman Jeremy Major has shown the ability to be a scoring point guard for the Waves this season.

Freshman Haze: Here Comes March

With Brandon Ashley out for the season, freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson could be a key to a March run for Arizona.

Freshman Haze: Boomer Sooner

Freshman point guards usually back up their upperclassmen teammates, but Jordan Woodward may be the exception.

Freshman Haze: Big-Man Dominance

Jabari Parker has struggled from the field in ACC play, but he has corralled 29 boards in his last two games.

Freshman Haze: Is Gordon the Next Griffin?

Arizona's Aaron Gordon is doing his best Blake Griffin impression this season, and the comparions is not too far off.

Freshman Haze: Separating the Hype

Butler big man Andrew Chrabascz has seen increased minutes with the start of conference play, and one of the nation's freshman living up to the hype.

Freshman Haze: Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk

Kansas' Andrew Wiggins is still expected to be the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA Draft, but his numbers thus far have not overwhelmed.

Freshman Haze: Meow! Go the Cats

Julius Randle started the season with a roar for the Wildcats, but lately he's had more of a whimper.

Freshman Haze: Fresh Orange

Tyler Ennis has stepped into the shoes of Michael Carter-Williams as a first-year starter for Syracuse this season.

Freshman Haze: The Exodus in Texas

A mass exodus in Texas opened the door for the likes of freshman Isaiah Taylor to lead the Longhorns.

Freshman Haze: Looking Toward the Tourney

Anthony Bennett is one of the most highly regarded freshmen in the country, but his season has been on a downward trend since Mountain West play began.

Freshman Haze: Examining the One-and-Done Rule

Nerlens Noel felt the full impact of the NBA's one-and-done rule when his freshman season at Kentucky was lost to an ACL injury earlier this year.

Freshman Haze: Countdown to No. 1

Kanas' Ben McLemore could be the top pick in this year's NBA Draft, but does that make him the top frehsman in the nation?

Freshman Haze: Counting Down the top Frosh

Nerlens Noel likely will never play in the NCAA tournament, as the defensive menace should go pro even if he spends his rookie year rehabilitating his torn ACL.

Freshman Haze: Counting Down the Top Frosh

Glenn Robinson III has good offensive skills but doesn't appear to be the NBA prospect his pops once was.

Freshman Haze: Riding the Waves in Malibu

Stacy Davis has made an impact both in the starting lineup and coming off the bench for Pepperdine.

Freshman Haze: Carter has Georgia Tech Buzzing

The 6-foot-8 Robert Carter has been a nice addition to the Yellow Jackets this season and looks to have a bright future.

Freshman Haze: Cornhusker Kickstart

Shavon Shields recently moved into the starting lineup and is paying dividends for Nebraska, including a 29-point outburst Saturday.

Freshman Haze: Big Dog III Woofin' at Michigan

Glenn Robinson III comes from a strong pedigree and is making his own mark at Michigan.

Freshman Haze: The Bench is the Pitts

James Robinson is going through an adjustment period after having been relegated to the Pittsburgh bench.

Freshman Haze: Year of the Water Snake

Baylor boasts two the Big 12's top freshmen, including Isaiah Austin, as the new year begins.

Freshman Haze: The First Noel

Nerlens Noel is the reason for the season for the Kentucky Wildcats this year.

Freshman Haze: Top Cat

Alex Poythress might be the most talented of the highly touted Kentucky recruiting class.

Freshman Haze: Xavier's Frosh Sensation

Semaj Christon has moved into the Xavie starting lineup and is paying dividends for the Musketeers.

Freshman Haze: One and Done at Duke?

Rasheed Sulaimon already has carved out a role for himself on a team filled with upperclassmen, but will he stick around for a sophomore season?

Freshman Haze: Goodwin Rises to the Top

Archie Goodwin is proving to be the most valuable of the Kentucky freshmen thus far.

Freshman Haze: Future is Bright for Vanderbilt

Kevin Bright has stepped for Vandy after three players left for the NBA.

Freshman Haze: Frosh for Your Fantasy Radar

A big man who can pass? Yes, please. Freshman Kyle Anderson should see plenty of minutes for UCLA.

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