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ASU’s Jahii Carson shining among NCAA freshmen

Arizona State guard Jahii Carson is making waves in the Pac-12 Conference as a freshman, and his performance is beginning to get recognition after his impressive first half of the season.

Jeff Borzello of has Carson among the top freshman in the country in his Freshman of the Year rankings.

Carson continues to take the Pac-12 by storm, despite Arizona State falling back to Earth after a very impressive first two months. He’s averaging 20.7 points, 4.0 assists and 3.7 rebounds in his last three games, while shooting 24-for-48 from the field during that stretch. Some say his numbers are inflated because he doesn’t have many complementary options, but he’s been outstanding nonetheless.

Borzello has Carson ranked No. 3 behind UNLV’s Anthony Bennett and Kansas’ Ben McLemore. Carson is one of two point guards in Borzello’s top five, with Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart the other.

Carson is averaging 17.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game this season for a resurgent Sun Devil squad.