6. Efton Reid - Wake Forest
Reid has been in college for three years and is still trying to find a place that suits his talents the best. He started his career at LSU but then transferred after Will Wade was fired. That sent his to Gonzaga where he rarely got minutes because he was behind Drew Timme and Ben Gregg who played the majority of the minutes. Reid is the one guy on this list who is not going to light the world on fire on offense but is going to find his time on the floor with his ability to rebound and impact a game on the defensive end.
That is what Reid has brought to Wake Forest in the four games he has played for the Demon Deacons. He is currently averaging 7 points and 8 rebounds per game. His biggest impact is on the defensive end as he is averaging 2 blocks per game and is not fouling.
According to Evan Miyakawa, Reid has been the best player on the defensive end for Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons were already good on the defensive end but with Reid it is very hard to score in the paint. Wake Forest has only allowed 60 points in the last 4 games vs allowing over 60 points in 6 out of the previous 7 games before Reid arrived. Wake Forest needs the big man to continue to play like this on the defensive to reach their full potential.