This article is part of our Freshman Haze series.
In fantasy college basketball, February means season-ending tournaments. Most leagues try to finish up before Championship Week, which is a bit scrambled this season due to the Big 10 moving their conference tournament up a week to take advantage of Madison Square Garden. This week, we start the end game of the Freshman Haze by cleaning up with first-year players who have not been profiled in this space. Next week, we'll start the top 21 countdown of the best freshmen in the fantasy realm. Is it Marvin Bagley or Trae Young? We'll soon find out.
Ethan Thompson (G)
Thompson joined his brother, Stephen Jr., in Corvallis to become the starting backcourt for the Beavers. While Oregon State has not been an upper-half Pac-12 team, they have been competitive with the Thompson brothers. The younger Thompson is one of three Beavers averaging at least 3.0 assists to go along with 9.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. The 6-foot-5 guard has not been a consistent scoring presence, but he has scored at least 10 points 10 times, including three of his last four games. With an uptick in efficiency (36.1 percent from the field, 27.4 percent on 3-pointers), Thompson should score much more as a sophomore.
Tyler Bey (G)
McKinley Wright IV has been breakout freshman star for the Buffaloes, but Bey may be the player to watch for growth in the future. The 6-7 guard is an excellent perimeter defender and has been producing improved numbers in the second half of the