Julian Newmans' father may have to think twice before letting him see a PG-13 movie but he has no problem sending him out onto the basketball court to break ankles.
A 12-year-old sixth grader from Orlando, Fla., Julian is the starting point guard for the varsity basketball team at Downey Christian High School where his father, Jamie, is the coach. In his second season playing on the varsity squad, Newman is averaging a double-double with 13.6 points and 10.5 assists per game. Just this week, Newman was named player of the game after posting 17 points and 9 assists in a win over Victory Prep Christian Academy.
This isn't the first time we've heard from Newman, either. He began making headlines last year after making his varsity debut as a fifth grader.
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Jabari Parker, Forward, Duke
As a freshman, Parker is exceptionally <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordan-schultz/dukes-jabari-parker-_b_4267733.html" target="_blank">skilled and intelligent</a>, and another likely candidate for top spot in the draft. Like a hybrid of Carmelo Anthony and former Duke star Luol Deng, the 6-foot-8 forward can play inside and out (50 percent from 3), and can really handle the ball in the open floor. Parker has sensational footwork, a great first step that gives him lots of ways to score, and he competes for the entire game.
Julius Randle, Power Forward, Kentucky
Through his first seven college games, Randle posted seven double-doubles and converted well over 70 percent from the free-throw line. And yet his biggest advantage may be that his 6-foot-9 frame and rare versatility will help his game translate to the pros. The left-handed Randle needs to get in better shape and cut down on his post turnovers, but that he competes hard on the glass is a huge plus. He is a true can't-miss prospect.
Aaron Gordon, Forward, Arizona
Gordon isn't as skilled as Parker, but as his double-double in Arizona's win over Duke demonstrated, he is a sensational athlete who plays with a relentless motor. Gordon can shoot the 3, rebound and guard three positions. His versatility and dynamic athleticism make him a monster NBA prospect moving forward.
Andrew Wiggins, Guard/Forward, Kansas
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/05/2013-college-basketball-preview_n_4213866.html" target="_blank">Wiggins couldn't possibly live up to the hype</a> that has surrounded him. A tremendous talent, his main issue is a lack of focus, as seemed to be the case for most of the <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/24306145/kansas-wiggins-give-lackluster-showing-at-battle-4-atlantis" target="_blank">Battle 4 Atlantis</a>. He's not yet a good shooter or rebounder, as he simply tries to out-jump everyone else. He also needs to improve his footwork and passing, but his raw defensive ability stands out, along with his willingness to run the floor and finish in transition.
Noah Vonleh, Power Forward, Indiana
Vonleh isn't quite Cody Zeller yet, but he has already become a dominant interior force for the Hoosiers. A chiseled 6-foot-10, 240 pounds, he is a ferocious rebounder who needs some time to develop his offensive game. Vonleh has a nice touch, and got to the line an impressive 16 times against <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/08/top-seniors-college-basketball-2013_n_4234901.html" target="_blank">likely future first-rounder C.J. Fair</a> and Syracuse. He would probably do well to stay in school another year, but Vonleh would certainly make a push for the top 10 come draft night.
Tyler Ennis, Point Guard, Syracuse
There are lofty expectations around Ennis, who replaces lottery draft pick Michael Carter-Williams for Syracuse. Like MCW, Ennis was a prized recruit as a natural point guard who can see the floor and facilitate for others in the half-court. He also possesses an impressive feel in pick-and-roll and a demonstrated ability to shoot the 3 (39 percent).
Wayne Selden Jr., Shooting Guard, Kansas
Selden is a bit overshadowed by fellow freshman sensation Andrew Wiggins, but he has a bright future as a big-time scorer in his own right. Selden may not be a great athlete, but at his position, he has consistently shown the ability to isolate, score and rebound. He is okay on defense, and should improve when he learns how to use his length and quickness more effectively.
Jordan Mickey, Power Forward, LSU
LSU might be a tournament team this season, due in no small part to Mickey. He burst onto the national scene as a mid-teens scorer and shot-blocker who plays both ends of the floor. In terms of his potential, he projects a bit as a tweener at 6-foot-8, but his athleticism and stature are too imposing to ignore.
Jon Severe, Guard, Fordham
Severe is a terrific combo guard who stayed home to attend Fordham in New York City (he's also an alumnus of the high school attended by Lamar Odom, Chamique Holdsclaw and Sue Bird). He may not be a top 10 NBA prospect yet, but Severe can fill it up from deep and is already one of the best flat-out scorers around, having dropped 30 on a solid Manhattan team and 19 on Syracuse. <em>Correction: A previous edition of this article incorrectly stated Montana instead of Manhattan College.</em>
James Young, Shooting Guard, Kentucky
Young is a left-handed shooting off-guard with great size at 6-foot-6 and length. His game could use a bit more strength, among other things, but his skills and instincts are awfully impressive. John Calipari's dribble-drive motion offense should improve Young's skill as a ball-handler by involving him more as a playmaker. His perimeter scoring prowess and plus rebounding at his position make him a lottery-caliber talent.