Michael BeasleyPhoto by Peter Yang
Originally published in SLAM 117

Freshmen were the talk of the nation during the 2007-08 college basketball season, as a stellar class made their marks just as quickly as they disappeared from campus to bring their games to the next level. Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley, and Eric Gordon were just three of the many young’ns whose one-and-done seasons brought them media features like this one. — Adam Fleischer

More Fresh To Death photos: Derrick Rose | Eric Gordon