College Basketball Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

College Basketball Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

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We are again a bit front court heavy, with a plethora of transfer big men getting comfortable in their new surroundings. In past years, I've focused my drafts on forwards early as there usually isn't the depth available on the wire throughout the year. This seasons seems the exception, which is hurting me a bit in leagues where I'm now searching for viable guard options.

Power Conferences

Dallas Walton, C, Wake Forest

The Deacons have a plethora of new faces that I'm still familiarizing myself with, and Walton fits that mold as a senior transfer from Colorado. He's started every game in his new home, but hits minutes have varied greatly nightly, and to no surprise, so has his production. The real appeal here is Walton's ability to block shots in bunches. He swatted four last week against USC Upstate, the sixth time he's had multiple blocks in a night. And in scoring in double-digits in consecutive outings, Walton appears to be gaining confidence in his new surroundings.

 David Collins, G, Clemson

For as much as I'll pat myself on the back for noting P.J. Hall in this column a few weeks back, he's not the only Tiger that's emerging. Collins, a USF transfer, is one rebound shy of three straight double-doubles. He's averaging a personal best 6.7 boards – terrific from the guard position – to go with a decent 11.4 points. He's also an asset in steals, putting up 1.7 nightly, something he was known

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Bennett covers baseball, college football and college basketball for RotoWire. Before turning to fantasy writing, he worked in scouting/player development for the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos. He's also a fan of the ACC.
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