2012 NCAA All-Freshman Team


With the NCAA regular season coming to a close and the NCAA Tournament just around the corner, it’s time for awards week at The Hoops Manifesto.  We’ve teamed up with some of the best NCAA writers on the web to vote on who gets the (virtual) hardware.  Next up: All-Freshman Team

Voters: Jeff Fox from The Hoops Manifesto,  Ray Bala from The Can Ball Report, Perry Missner from College Fantasy Hoops Insider, Adam Francis from Raptors HQ, and Flounder from Leftover Hot Dog.

2012 NCAA All-Freshman Team

Guard – Austin Rivers – Duke
15.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.2 apg

If this is Austin Rivers’s lone season in Durham, he still left a lasting impression, hitting the game-winning three-pointer versus the despised Tar Heels earlier this year.

Guard – Tony Wroten – Washington
16.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.7 apg, 2.0 spg

You can’t argue with that stat line, now can you? (We won’t mention that he has more turnovers than assists this year)

Guard – Bradley Beal – Florida
14.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.4 spg

Despite a backcourt filled with talented upperclassman, Bradley Beal was still able to distinguish himself at Florida, leading the team in steals and rebounds (tied with Patric Young) and placing second in scoring.

Forward – Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – Kentucky
11.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.1 bpg, 1.2 spg

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was all that he was hyped up to be on the defensive end, and was even better than expected offensively.

Forward – Anthony Davis – Kentucky
14.4 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 4.7 bpg, 1.4 spg, 66.3% FG

No surprise seeing Anthony Davis’s name on this list, although the numbers he put up this year really are an eye-opener.

Next up: Freshman of the Year

Previous Awards: Coach of the Year

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