Freshman Haze: It's Brucie's Time to Shine
Freshman Haze: It's Brucie's Time to Shine

This article is part of our Freshman Haze series.

With the country held in the grasp of a cold spell, I figured it was time to shed some warmth in my own special way: via the Freshman Haze. Therefore, this week we start in Miami and we end in Miami. In fact, other than a quick trip to Utah for a legacy act, we mostly stay in the sun belt (even if we do not feature any players from the Sun Belt). We will also mostly feature guards since they move so fast and may generate some more heat.

Bruce Brown, guard, Miami Hurricanes

Here's the deal: if you get a triple-double (yes, even you), you get on the Haze's radar. The 6-foot-5 Brown accomplished that feat Dec. 6 against South Carolina State with 11 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. The facilitating was the exception to the norm, but Brown did have six more dimes on Dec. 16 against Florida Atlantic. He has scored in double digits in seven of his last eight games and is averaging 10.4 points to go along with 6.9 rebounds. Brown shares the backcourt with senior Davon Reed and junior Ja'Quan Newton, so he may put up bigger numbers in future years.

Charlie Moore, guard, California Golden Bears

The Golden Bears have started 9-2 despite upperclassmen Jabari Bird and Ivan Rabb missing games. How have they stayed afloat? 1. They have beaten a lot of so-so teams and 2. Moore has become a fine scorer. The 6-0 guard came up huge in the

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Perry Missner
Missner covers college basketball for RotoWire. A veteran fantasy sports writer, he once served on the executive board for the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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