1) Ben Simmons, 19, Freshman 6-10, Wing, LSU
A throwback type of player who does it all—from picking up a charge, cleaning the boards or punishing defenders in the paint. Simmons has a high basketball IQ and does the little things to help his team win. Averaging 19.8 points and 12.7 boards with 4.9 assists to boot, Simmons is a triple-double threat on any given night. Effective scorer, however has not shown range from beyond the foul-line. Shoots only 32 percent from midrange. Capable ball handler but utilizes a high dribble and power to the rim. Ideal point-forward.