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The Best of the Rest
Kelli Anderson
December 15, 1997
Here are 10 other first-year phenoms to keep an eye on as the 1997-98 season progresses:
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December 15, 1997

The Best Of The Rest

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Here are 10 other first-year phenoms to keep an eye on as the 1997-98 season progresses:

Ron Artest, St. John's
The Red Storm's third-leading scorer (13.0 ppg), the 6'7" forward needs to improve his outside touch (41.8%)*

Luke Axtell, Texas
Listed at forward but really the game's tallest shooting guard (6'9"), he has made 23 of 44 threes (52.3%)

Ricky Davis, Iowa
The Hawkeyes' 6'5" shooting guard wears number 23 and leads Iowa with a Jordanesque 16.8 scoring average

Dion Glover, Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets are biggest surprise in Top 25, thanks to 6'5" Glover and his 19.3 points per game

Kenny Gregory, Kansas
The 6'5" guard is coming off the bench to play the point for now, but he'll be a star shooter in the future

Kaspars Kambala, UNLV
A 6'9" forward from Latvia, he leads the Runnin' Rebels in rebounding (10.6) and is second in scoring (17.6)

Marques Maybin, Louisville
The 6'3" guard scored 22 in his debut against Hofstra, top first-game total for a freshman in coach Denny Crum's 27 years

Byron Mouton, Tulane
This explosive 6'6" swingman leads the Green Wave in scoring (17.3 ppg) and assists (2.0)

Robert O'Kelley, Wake Forest
The 6'1" guard hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer in his third collegiate game, against Georgetown

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