This article is part of our College Basketball Waiver Wire series.
There are times when college basketball does not live up to the hype. There are terrible shots, poor decisions, and baffling play. Sunday afternoon was not one of those times. Gonzaga and Tennessee played a fantastic game that featured big shots, back-and-forth play, and a star-making performance by Volunteer forward Admiral Schofield who hit monster 3-pointers down the stretch. While watching, one could state: "college basketball is great."
As we move toward the winter break for colleges, some players are going to become available that could be worth a waiver wire flyer now. Below, Jordan Tucker of Butler is profiled and there may be a few others (such as Iowa State forward Cameron Lard or Miami forward Dewan Hernandez) could bubble up.
Jordan Nwora, forward, Louisville Cardinals
Coach Chris Mack has found his star. At Xavier, Mack was able to have at least one excellent player every year. Often, it was a point guard, but he had some solid forwards as well. Nwora follows in this tradition and the 6-8 sophomore has scored 20 points nearly routinely (otherwise known as five times in nine games). He is averaging 17.8 points and 7.8 rebounds to lead the Cardinals in both categories. In addition, he started the season coming off the bench.
Zach Johnson, guard, Miami Hurricanes
Things have not gone well for the Hurricanes. The team is in a deep dive in which they have lost four straight games, including back-to-back contests vs. Ivy League opponents. You can blame Johnson,