Stats: 12.7 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.9 APG

In terms of pure scoring, few freshmen could claim the accolades Taylor has earned this season. He had 27 points against Baylor, 26 points against Iowa State, and 23 points against Kansas. He has single-handedly saved Rick Barnes’ job at Texas. With the ability to take on that type of responsibility, there is no doubt that Taylor will be able to carry the torch in March a la Melo. Unlike any of the other members on this list, Taylor did not receive much attention in high school, and plays like he has a chip on his shoulder. Hopefully he can push the Longhorns further than that other freshman phenom (Kevin Durant anyone?) did when he was rocking the burnt orange.