Ranking college basketball’s best freshmen: Ohio State’s Brice Sensabaugh earns Freshman of the Week honors


In the 2022 recruiting class, there were 85 players ranked higher than Brice Sensabaugh when he put pen to paper and signed with Ohio State. Twenty-one forwards were ranked higher than him. Even in his own recruiting class with the incoming Buckeyes, he was just the third-highest ranked signee.

Yet Sensabaugh has flourished immediately upon arrival in Columbus, Ohio, proving himself vastly more important than his four-star credentials and rocketing into one-and-done territory as a potential lottery pick. That surprising star turn culminated this week with Freshman of the Week honors from USBWA and CBS Sports after two huge conference outings capped by a career-high 27 points in a home win over Iowa.

Sensabaugh has the length to be a talented two-way player in the league for a long time and at Ohio State this season, he has bolstered his first-round credentials with a stellar shot to boot. After hitting seven of his 12 3-point attempts in two games this week he is now hitting 47.7% from 3-point range. Among qualifying players (min. 50 attempts), that accuracy rates third among players from major conferences pacing ahead even of Alabama superstar Brandon Miller.

The Frosh of the Week honor this week is well-deserved and a long overdue shine on one of the most underrated players in college basketball.

Let’s dive into the rankings this week.

Freshman of the Week: Brice Sensabaugh, Ohio State

Welcome back to the Frosh Watch, our weekly ranking of the five most impressive freshmen in college basketball. CBS Sports has once again teamed up with the United States Basketball Writers Association and its Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award to present this every-Tuesday feature. Each week we’ll start by announcing the national Freshman of the Week honoree. The cycle for FOTW runs Tuesday-Monday… Source www.cbssports.com

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