College Basketball Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

College Basketball Waiver Wire: Pickups of the Week

This article is part of our College Basketball Waiver Wire series.

We're forward-heavy in this week's edition of the waiver wire – a rare occurrence, as the college game usually lends itself to depth in backcourts, not frontcourts. Here's a look at some names who may have gone undrafted who can help right some wrongs and hopefully help for the long haul, rather than just be spot/short term options.

Power Conferences

Matthew Hurt, F, Duke

While presumably selected on draft day, we'll mention him here anyway just in case he flew under the radar with such a strong recruiting class. Hurt is the quintessential post-recruiting hype season-long target. He's overshadowed by Duke's current band of one-and-dones, but it's clear he's put in the work and is ready to explode. He's very clearly bulked up, which was his biggest weakness a season ago. It's resulted in 8.7 boards to go along with 19.0 points through three games. I won't lie, I saw Jimmy Chitwood when watching him against Michigan State. There's All-ACC potential here.

Alan Griffin, F, Syracuse

The Illinois transfer is really finding his niche in upstate New York. While not fully stepping into Elijah Hughes' departed alpha role, Griffin is playing similarly, putting up a robust 15.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg and 4.0 apg through three. The assist total probably slides down throughout the year, but Syracuse will need the offense, and the rebounds should stay for as long as Bourama Sidibe remains sidelined. He's a multi-category option for the foreseeable future.

Nate Laszewski, F, Notre Dame

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Chris Bennett
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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