NU men’s basketball freshmen add depth, talent … hope (Video)

By Benji Cohen

Northwestern’s three freshmen are expected to have an immediate impact on the men’s basketball team.

Chris Collins plans to include Aaron Falzon, Jordan Nash and Derek Pardon as part of a 10-man rotation that can give the third-year coach the depth he lacked in his first two seasons.

Coming off back-to-back 6-12 finishes in the Big Ten, tied for 10th both times, Collins sees three players with different strengths. Together, he said, Tuesday at the team’s Media Day, the three comprise the most talented freshmen class he’s had in Evanston.

Photo at top: The Wildcats come together before practice to receive instructions from Coach Collins. (Benji Cohen/Medill)