College basketball is officially returning after the original start date was pushed back a few weeks.
Plenty of fresh faces and familiar names are eager to take the court and begin a journey that will hopefully take them to the Final Four.
Here are a few of the players to keep an eye on this season.
10. Brandon Boston Jr., G, Kentucky
Boston is the latest projected one-and-done prospect to enter the Kentucky pipeline. The 6-foot-7 wing spent the past year at powerhouse Sierra Canyon playing alongside Stanford commit Ziaire Williams and Bronny James. He's improved his jump shot considerably and shouldn't have much trouble scoring at the collegiate level.
Boston can create separation from defenders on step-backs, doesn't shy away from contact, and has the range to pull up from anywhere on the floor. His size and 7-foot wingspan will allow him to defend multiple positions.
9. Evan Mobley, C, USC
USC will miss Onyeka Okongwu's presence in the paint, though Mobley should be an equally good replacement for one of the NCAA's top-producing big men. The 19-year-old was the third-ranked recruit in the 2020 class after a standout high school career.
Mobley averaged 20.5 points, 12.2 rebounds, 5.2 blocks and 4.6 assists during his senior year. He was part of a select few chosen to play in this year's McDonald's All-American Game, Jordan Brand Classic, and Nike Hoop Summit.
Like Okongwu, the 7-foot center has a versatile skill set. Mobley can go to work in the post, face up from the perimeter, contest shots with his length, and carry the ball from coast to coast.