Top frosh debate takes stage on CBS' Super Social Saturday
Is it Jabari Parker of Duke, Tyler Ennis of Syracuse or someone else the pick for college basketball's freshman of the year? Fans will have their voice heard on that topic during CBS Sports' Super Social Saturday this week.
Who's the top freshman in college basketball? It's a debate that has simmered since before the opening tip of the 2013-14 season, has continued weekly thanks to Jeff Borzello's Wayman Tisdale Watch, and will come into sharper focus during CBS Sports' Super Social Saturday initiative this week.
Throughout the day Saturday, fans will get the chance to vote their choice for the top freshman by using the hash tag #TopFrosh on Facebook and Twitter.
The top five players in Borzello's current edition of the Tisdale Watch -- Duke's Jabari Parker, Syracuse's Tyler Ennis, Kansas' Andrew Wiggins, Kentucky's Julius Randle and Kansas' Joel Embiid -- will be eligible as part of the #TopFrosh voting, along with Arizona's Aaron Gordon who is currently listed with Borzello's "next in line" group for the Tisdale. The results of the #TopFrosh voting will be announced during Saturday night's UNLV/Boise State contest (8:00 PM, ET) on CBS Sports Network.
Additionally, CBS Sports is encouraging fans to use the hashtag #CBSSuperSocial for all social activity relating to CBS Sports programming on Saturday, which includes a slate of six games across CBS and CBS Sports Network.
Coverage begins with regional coverage of Louisville at Cincinnati and Florida at Ole Miss, both tipping off at noon on CBS Sports and streaming live at CBSSports.com. CBS Sports Network will feature a quadruple-header, beginning with Marquette at DePaul (2:00 PM, ET) and continuing with La Salle at Richmond (4:00 PM, ET), UTEP at Southern Miss (6:00 PM, ET) and UNLV/Boise State in the nightcap.
CBSSports.com's Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelCBS) will provide live coverage from the Louisville/Cincinnati game, while Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) will be at the heart of the #TopFrosh debate when he watches Parker and Duke take on Ennis and Syracuse at 7pm ET.
Notable alumni from competing schools will take over @HOOPSonCBS to answer fan questions and live tweet analysis during the games. Participating alumni include CBS Sports’ Greg Anthony, a UNLV alum (#AskGreg), CBS Sports college basketball analyst and La Salle alumnus Bill Raftery (#AskRaf), Florida alum Al Horford (#AskHorford), Marquette alum Steve Novak (#AskNovak) and Southern Miss alum Clarence Weatherspoon (#AskSpoon).
Anthony (@GregAnthony50), lead studio analyst Clark Kellogg (@PacerCK), Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow), Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) and Steve Lappas (@STLappas) will be among the CBS personalities interacting with fans on Twitter throughout the day, answering questions on-air and providing commentary from @HOOPSonCBS, as well as their individual accounts.
The best fan pictures, tweets and posts using the #CBSSuperSocial hashtag will be featured on-air during studio and event programming on Saturday.
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