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Eleven Under-the-Radar Freshmen That Every Fan Should Know About

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The play of freshman Terry Taylor is a big reason for the 5-3 start in conference play for Austin Peay. (Source: Austin Peay Athletics) (Header: HBCU Gameday)

LONDON, Ont. — To say the least, the 2017-18 college basketball season has been an exciting one, and we still have over two months of action left before another dreaded off-season.

Conference play is in full swing for every league across the NCAA, and the contenders are starting to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. There have been several surprise teams, both for the better and for the worse, that have caused some shakeups in leagues that many thought were locks for particular teams this season.

With the excitement comes the plethora of emerging young talents from coast to coast. Freshmen from all across the country have emerged as potential stars with their respective programs, and have taken on starring roles in their first seasons in the NCAA.

For whatever reason, the majority of freshmen outside of the Big Seven conferences (B1G, B12, Pac-12, ACC, SEC, AAC, BEast) don’t get their fair share of attention on a national scale. Most media outlets will only focus on the biggest names and the top programs, all while turning a blind eye to players who are just as deserving. One player, in particular, ranks sixth in the nation in scoring, yet many fans don’t know his name.

That needs to change, and in a hurry.

Here are 11 freshmen that fans from coast to coast need to become familiar with, as they are poised  for big things over their collegiate careers, including one of the nation’s elite scorers who just so happens to play in the nation’s capital.
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College Court Report Freshman of the Week: Justin Turner, Bowling Green Falcons

Justin Turner posted 33 points, seven assists, and four rebounds in his 2017-18 debut, leading Bowling Green to a win over Drexel. (Source: Bowling Green Athletics)

CANMORE, Alta. — It’s safe to say that Justin Turner is looking to make up for lost time with the Bowling Green Falcons in 2017-18.

The redshirt freshman played in just four games a season ago, opting to use his redshirt season after battling an injury for most of the year. Turner did post 10 points and two rebounds on December 30th against the Norfolk State Spartans.

Sitting out a year is never the easiest thing to do, but sometimes it’s the right thing to do.

Now, Turner is healthy and ready to make up for lost time. With key players gone from last season, including Zack Denny and Wes Alcegaire, the Falcons needed someone to step up in 2017-18 alongside Demajeo Wiggins and Dylan Frye to help lead the offense.

After the first game of the season, that player may very well be Turner.

Despite playing just one game over the opening weekend of the 2017-18 season, Turner made a statement in the Falcons’ win over the Drexel Dragons.

After an impressive start to his redshirt freshman season, Bowling Green guard Justin Turner has been named the College Court Report Freshman of the Week(end) for November 10 – 12, 2017! Continue reading College Court Report Freshman of the Week: Justin Turner, Bowling Green Falcons