This article is part of our Freshman Haze series.
We have a weekend of college basketball under our belts. The sheer amount of players and numbers coming at me have made me need to hide for cover. Actually, I am standing up the onslaught fairly well and trying to make sense of things. I am learning about a lot of players and that is what makes fantasy college basketball fun. Hopefully, you were able to run to the waiver wire and pick up some early performers. Will they be able to keep it up? I will do my best in this article to take a look at the usual seven players and determine if their production is sustainable.
Lonzo Ball, guard, UCLA Bruins
There is no player I have been more wrong about than Ball. The Bruins already had Bryce Alford, Aaron Holiday and Isaac Hamilton in the backcourt. Where would Ball play? The 6-foot-6 point guard has forced his way into the rotation as the talented cream always rises to the top. He has led UCLA to two 100-point outings with 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 8.5 assists. The competition – Pacific and Cal State Northridge – has not been great, but Ball – who has reminded some viewers of a taller Jason Kidd - will be the most valuable member of the Bruin backcourt.
Carsen Edwards, guard, Purdue Boilermakers
The Boilermakers were highly rated coming into the season because of their frontcourt, but they would need some perimeter support to balance the team. The 6-0 Edwards opened