Bossi's Best: Breakout candidates from the 2016 class

Eric Bossi, National Analyst
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The 2016 class was one of the more heralded high school classes in some time, and they backed up the hype in 2016-17 as freshmen made huge impacts all across the country.

In today’s Bossi’s Best, national basketball analyst Eric Bossi takes a look at some top-100 players from that 2016 class who showed flashes of potential as freshmen and could be in for a big improvement in their second season.

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Ht: 6'11.0"

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Class: 2016






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Bossi’s memory: Another McDonald’s All-American, Azubuike was a massive and immovable force in high school. In nearly 20 years of scouting, I can’t remember another big man who was as reliant on dunking the ball to score as Azubuike was.

Freshman season: 5.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.

Why he’ll be better: Prior to a wrist injury that ended his season early, Azubuike was pretty productive in just under 13 minutes per game. He’s adding a jump hook to his game and has become even stronger in the post. Kansas is counting on him to make a big leap, and the minutes will be there.

For the complete breakdown of freshmen that made huge impacts all across the country, click here.

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