College Hoops Barometer: Risers & Fallers
College Hoops Barometer: Risers & Fallers

This article is part of our College Hoops Barometer series.

Feast Week! Is there any more appropriate for the two words that define the week that surrounds Thanksgiving. It could depict the amount of food eaten, but for our purposes it is the amount of college basketball consumed. There are college hoops teams in warm climes that are playing in mini tournaments. We should have a feast of excellent basketball to view over the next few days.

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Daniel Gafford, forward, Arkansas Razorbacks

Some people thought Gafford should have joined the Arkansas backcourt and leave the Razorbacks. The 6-foot-10 sophomore could have gone pro and might be paid (more) to sit on an NBA bench. Gafford is probably happier as the star of his college team and he is coming off his best game with 27 points on 12-of-15 from the field in the home win over Indiana. He is hitting 69.7 percent of his field goals on the season, but just 50.0 percent from the free-throw line. Gafford is going to be a handful for SEC opponents, but the young Razorback guards such as Isaiah Joe and Mason Jones will have to mature for the team to succeed.

Moses Brown, center, UCLA Bruins

Prior to the season, there were some diminished expectations for Brown. Was he a star or just a big guy who dominated smaller players in high school? It appears that he may be a star and he launched out of the gates with three straight double-doubles. Perhaps his best game was last Friday against St. Francis

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Perry Missner
Missner covers college basketball for RotoWire. A veteran fantasy sports writer, he once served on the executive board for the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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