It took until the last week of the regular season of college basketball, but we finally saw the kind of performances from Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins that showed they are starting to reach their enormous potential. The same can't be said about the heralded freshman class for the Kentucky Wildcats as they fell for the eighth time on this season to the No. 1 ranked Florida Gators.
Here is a look at how the most highly sought after college basketball players have fared as of late.
After a bit of a dip in his production during the middle of the season, Parker has bounced back nicely as of late. He finished the regular season with six consecutive double-doubles, including one of his best games on the year on Saturday. Against arch-rival North Carolina, Parker scored a career-high 30 points on 10-of-17 shooting while grabbing 11 rebounds.
For the year, Parker is averaging 19.2 points and nine rebounds a game.
Hood had his shooting numbers come down to earth after a slump midway through the ACC schedule. He has shot better as of late, including a 24-point burst on 8-of-13 shooting from the field against the Tar Heels.
For the season, Hood is averaging 16.5 points, four rebounds and two assists a contest.
Wiggins definitely saved his best for the last game of the regular season. In a 92-86 loss to the West Virginia Mountaineers, Wiggins came up huge for the Jayhawks and showed everybody why NBA scouts have been drooling over his abilities for a long time. He scored a career-high 41 points on 12-of-18 shooting from the floor and 15-of-19 from the free-throw line. Wiggins also added eight rebounds, two assists, five steals and even four blocked shots.
Embiid has missed the last two games for Kansas after suffering a back injury late in the season. He is a tremendous rebounder and shot blocker who was playing well at the time of the injury.
For the season, Embiid is averaging 11.2 points on 62.6 percent shooting to go along with 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks a night.
Gordon has had an up-and-down season production-wise for the highly ranked Wildcats. A lot of that has to do with the fact that Gordon struggles a great deal from the free-throw line, where he shoots 44.7 percent. He has shot a little better lately, including a 7-of-12 clip on Saturday as part of a 21-point, eight-rebound performance in a 64-57 loss at Oregon.
For the season, Gordon is averaging 12.3 points and 7.8 rebounds a game.
Smart has played pretty well on both ends of the floor since returning from a three-game suspension for an altercation with a fan in the middle of the season. On Saturday, Smart tallied 27 points, three rebounds five assists and four steals in an 85-81 overtime loss to Iowa State.
For the season, Smart is averaging 17.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.7 steals for the Cowboys.
Randle has been a beast on the glass, but hasn't been as effective scoring the ball lately. In fact, he has scored 20 points in a game just once in the last 15 contests. A lot of that has to do with the fact that his shot attempts are down.
For the season, Randle is averaging 15.4 points on 52 percent shooting as well 10.5 rebounds for the Wildcats.
Young has struggled with his shot most of the season, and it has limited his effectiveness. In an 84-65 loss on Saturday to the Florida Gators, he had one of his better shooting performances by making 3-of-4 shots from beyond the arc on his way to a 14-point game.
For the season, Young is averaging 14.4 points on 39.9 percent shooting to go along with 4.1 rebounds a game.
Harrison hasn't been great for the Wildcats lately, having scored in double figures just one time in the last five outings. He made just 3-of-14 shots on his way to eight points in the loss to Florida, although he did manage to record five assists and three steals.
For the season, Harrison is averaging 10.8 points, three rebounds and 3.5 assists.
Harrison hasn't had a game where he shot at least 50 percent from the field in more than a month, and the Wildcats haven't played well during that stretch. He has combined to score 15 points on 5-of-15 shooting (including 2-of-9 from 3-point range) as the Wildcats went 1-1 last week.
For the season, Harrison is averaging 13.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists.
Robinson has shot the ball well the last few weeks, and it has helped the Wolverines' regular season on a five-game winning streak. In an 84-80 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, Robinson finished with 20 points.
For the season, Robinson is averaging 13.2 points and 4.4 rebounds a game.
Harris didn't look to score much and finished with just 24 points as the Spartans went 1-1 in two games last week. Even with the down week, Harris has improved his scoring numbers from a season ago.
On the season, Harris is averaging 17.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.9 steals a contest.
Vonleh missed two of the last three games for the Hoosiers but returned Saturday with seven points, eight rebounds and two blocks in an 84-80 loss at Michigan. He shoots great percentages from the floor but doesn't always get enough touches.
On the season, Vonleh is averaging 11.4 points on 53.1 percent from the floor as well as 9.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks a game.