This article is part of our College Basketball Waiver Wire series.
The first few weeks of the season are often pivotal waiver weeks, as we'll see concrete evidence of player development and role changes. Conversely, we also get a lot of big schools playing cream puffs, leading to some misleading performances. It's important to be aggressive and not hesitate to drop some guys you had a hunch on, but it's also not time to panic . There's a fine line when deciding on what moves to make.
Each Monday morning this season, we'll walk through the top pickups for a variety of college basketball formats. This is a game that can be played countless different ways with many scopes of player pools, but we'll do our best to cover a variety of options. Once again this season, we'll be splitting the column up into "power conference" pickups and "Tier 2" – those just below. Without further delay, let's get started.
R.J. Davis, G, North Carolina
UNC looks a bit different under new coach Hubert Davis. The Tar Heels are playing a tighter rotation, with only seven seeing significant minutes Friday against Brown. They are also spacing their bigs, creating driving lanes and kickoff 3-point opportunities. That works great for Caleb Love, who's surely rostered, but also for Davis. He erupted for 26 points Friday after a stat-stuffing opener against Loyola. He's running equally at the point and the 2-guard with Love, and pairing that with stable minutes should lead to more consistent scoring. And it's very difficult