This article is part of our College Basketball Waiver Wire series.
The first weekend of full conference play is almost in the books. What did we learn? Indiana showed some feistiness in coming back against Michigan, but the Wolverines are still there with Virginia and Houston as the three remaining undefeated teams. Also, Duke is really good at home. The Blue Devils have some interesting tests coming up. Next Saturday, they travel to Florida State and in two weeks, they host Virginia. We'll know more about the Blue Devils and their championship aspirations by the middle of January.
Let's look at some of the interesting players bubbling up around the country.
Elijah Hughes, guard, Syracuse Orange
Last season, the Orange had three players who they leaned on for scoring and huge minutes. Frank Howard came into the season with an injury and has not been able to hold down major minutes again. Hughes, an East Carolina transfer, has stepped in and provided wing scoring. The 6-foot-6 junior is averaging 15.3 points (second on the team) and 4.7 rebounds. He has scored at least 15 points in seven straight games and has hit multiple 3-pointers in each of them. Hughes and Syracuse host Clemson and Georgia Tech at the Carrier Dome this week.
Devon Daniels, guard, North Carolina State Wolfpack
Daniels is another transfer in the ACC. He came east from Utah and started the season slowly. He has scored at least 13 points in four of his last six games and has averaged 13.7 points and 5.3 rebounds over that