Fredette, who pulled his name out of the NBA draft just before the deadline in May, could be the most lethal -- and efficient -- backcourt scorer in college hoops. Last season he dropped 49 on Arizona, 45 on TCU, and 37 on Florida in the opening round of the NCAAs.
Pullen's Abe Lincoln-like beard was feared in the Big 12, but so was his shot, as he made 110 threes and put the Wildcats within one win of the Final Four. He arrived as a three-star afterthought in the Michael Beasley recruiting class of 2007, but will end up having a far more substantial K-State legacy than "The Beas."
The veteran combo guard played a major role in the Blue Devils' run to the national title -- particularly in the Elite Eight, when he scored 29 to key a seven-point win over Baylor. He could have an NBA future after holding his own against pros on USA Basketball's Select team this summer.
Singler -- last seen being blindsided by a Matt Howard screen at the end of the national title game -- was the lone collegian who pulled out of the NBA draft despite having a first-round guarantee. He said he liked college too much and wanted another championship, which should be well within reach if he keeps creating matchup problems with his well-polished, inside-outside skill set.
He's the most complete freshman scorer to arrive in college hoops since Kevin Durant, and Barnes comes in at a time when the Tar Heels desperately need an offensive infusion on the perimeter. He makes the game look easy, gliding with and without the ball, and could easily average 20 points and seven rebounds as a freshman.