There are plenty of fresh faces on this year’s edition of the Sweet 16 — The Sun’s annual list of Baltimore’s best men’s college basketball players.
Syracuse’s C.J. Fair (City), Notre Dame’s Eric Atkins (Mount St. Joseph), UNLV’s Roscoe Smith (Walbrook) and 10 other players from the 2013 list have moved on from college. A 14th player, former Maryland wing Nick Faust (City), is sitting out this season after transferring to Long Beach State. The two returnees, meanwhile, are at the top of this year’s list.
The Sweet 16 is based on prior accomplishments and projected success for this season. Eligible athletes are returning players and fifth-year transfers.
There are 81 local players on DI rosters this season. After the jump, we’ll look a little closer at the top 16, and address some who just missed the cut.