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SEC Basketball: Conference Loaded With Impact Freshman

The recruiting class of 2011 figures to be a good one for the SEC let by Kentucky's trio of stars. While the Wildcats fab freshman may get the headlines the rest of the class appears to be a good one. CBS Sports College Basketball analyst Jeff Borzello's top 30 freshman includes nine from the SEC

Kentucky's Anthony Davis (No.1), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (No. 4) and Marquise Teague (No.9) are at the head of the class in the league. Davis is a likely candidate to be taken as the first overall selection in the NBA draft next season. Kidd-Gilchrist and Teague join a very talented group that has John Calipari's club as the SEC Favorite. 

Not to be forgotten is Florida's Brad Beal (No.5) The only problem that Beal may possess is finding playing time in a crowded Gators backcourt. Georgia's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope checks in at No. 19 and is expected to be relied upon heavily by the Dawgs despite coming off of the bench in the Bulldogs' exhibition opener. 

Other freshman making the list were Mississippi State's Rodney Hood (No. 17), Arkansas' B.J. Young and Alabama guards Trevor Lacey (No. 25) and Levi Randolph (No. 27).

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