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.

It seems like the first three weeks of the college basketball season have featured as many big matchups as any in recent memory. Granted, my memory only extends back a few hours, but we have already had the Champions Classic, Duke-Gonzaga, Kansas-Tennessee and even Sunday's matinee of Florida State-Villanova in the Advocare Invitational final.

The Zags victory over the Blue Devils in the Maui Invitational might be the biggest win. You might start thinking about an undefeated Gonzaga season, particularly since the team has not had forward Killian Tillie (ankle) yet. The Bulldogs' non-conference slate is loaded. The team plays host to Tennessee on Dec. 9 and travels to Chapel Hill for a date with the Tar Heels the following week. Gonzaga has only lost two conference games the last two years and the gulf between it and BYU and St. Mary's seems wider than ever. You can probably pencil in that West Regional No. 1 seed with Gonzaga.

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Brandon Childress, guard, Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The results for the Demon Deacons have been discouraging with losses to St. Joseph's and Houston Baptist in overtime, but Childress has been shooting very well. The second generation Demon Deacon (his father Randolph played with Tim Duncan) has provided at least 12 points and four assists in every game, and is making 51.2 percent of his field goals and 53.6 percent of his 3-pointers. His sub-38 percent shooting in his first two seasons in Winston-Salem indicate that his marksmanship won't continue, but

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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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