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Players to Watch in the 2019-20 College Basketball Season

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There are roughly 4,000 players in Division I men’s college basketball every season, but only a select few who can truly affect the game every time they are on the floor.

This season begins after a year in which many of the top players — Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett, to name two — left college for professional opportunities. That has created an opening for many new names to emerge.

Here are a few you should get to know long before March Madness arrives.

The Freshmen

James Wiseman, Memphis During the preseason, Memphis Coach Penny Hardaway compared Wiseman’s game favorably to that of the former N.