Top College Freshmen 2005 Season

By Staff

There were many good freshmen this basketball season.  The game of basketball has a great future with the good talent.  The Southeastern Conference had the most talented freshmen.  Two freshmen in the SEC made the NABC Coaches Second Team: 6-2 PG Toney Douglas of Auburn and 6-9 PF Glen Davis of LSU.  Two of the five freshmen in the country made the team.  The other three freshmen were Jeff Green of Georgetown, Jordan Farmar of UCLA and Daniel Gibson of Texas.  Auburn Toney Douglas contributed significantly to Auburn 15 wins and 4 conference wins.  He was the most consistent freshman throughout the the year and led the Auburn Tigers with great composure.  Douglas led the SEC scoring for 8 weeks and he never dropped out of the Top Five.  Douglas was also the best rebounding point guard in the SEC. Douglas scored 535 points and collected 165 rebounds in 31 games. He averaged 17.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg and 2.0 apg. Daniel Gibson as a freshman led his Texas team into the NCAA Playoff.  Gibson Averaged 13.3 ppg, 3.2 apg.  Gibson showed great team leadership.  Marvin Williams helped North Carolina to the NCAA Championship.  Williams 6-9 frame, long reach, smooth silk jumper along with his monster dunks makes him a top prospect.  Williams averaged 12.5 ppg by only playing about 20 minutes games.  Williams, Douglas and Gibson were the most exciting players to watch. Toney Douglas brought back to college game the mid-range game.  Douglas game is so special and fun to watch. 

 

Other freshman that impacted college basketball and showed out were:

Jameson Curry- Oklahoma State Jeff Green- Georgetown
Rudy Gay- UConn Ron Steele- Alabama
Sean Singletary- Virginia Darius Washington- Memphis
Clifford Hammonds- Clemson Dorian Towne- Arkansas
Glen Davis- LSU Jordon Farmer- UCLA
Rajo Rando- Kentucky Aaron Bruce- Baylor