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.

Power Conferences

Earl Timberlake, F, Miami

This is three times in four weeks this column is led off by a Miami Hurricane, and I promise that has nothing to do with the fact I donate there (minimally!). The fact is Jim Larranaga's squad remains riddled by injury and nightly rotations will vary. They recently got Timberlake back from an ankle injury, and the talented freshman provided 12 points, five boards and two assists in his debut. In the short term, he looks like he'll be forced to play, and will in turn produce. The long term could see him slide down as the 'Canes get healthy before he rises again, as the talent is too great to keep him sidelined.

Trey Wertz, G, Notre Dame

Last week's ruling, declaring all transfers eligible, should create a waiver wire frenzy for season-long redraft leagues, with Wertz square atop the target list. He didn't start in his first eligible game, but did so in his second with he Irish playing a small, four-guard lineup. It led to 27 points, five assists and four rebounds. The scoring isn't sustainable, but the overall body of work is, and Wertz should be an immediate add as a result.

Pete Nance, F, Northwestern

We've seen Nance flash previously, as evident by his inclusion in this same column just over a year ago. Last year, he flamed out a bit, but early returns in 2020 are encouraging that his increased production is here to stay.

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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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