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Shamorie Ponds led the Red Storm with 25 points and five assists in the win over Cal State Northridge on Monday. He was 10-of-18 from the field and hit three 3-pointers.

Impact

The 6-1 freshman was playing as lead guard with Marcus LoVett (ankle) out and took advantage of the extra shots. He has scored in double digits in every game since the opener and has now topped 20 points three times. Ponds is hitting 40.7 percent of his 3-pointers and is averaging 16.3 points.

Malik Ellison started for Marcus LoVett (ankle) and provided 10 points, four rebounds, and five assists in the win over Cal State Northridge on Monday.

Impact

Ellison is a nice playmaker for a 6-6 wing. He has nine assists in his last two games and gives coach Chris Mullin a taller wing to pair with his fantastic freshmen. The sophomore just needs to start knocking down some shots. He is only converting 35.8 percent of his field goals.

Deng Adel accumulated 15 points (7-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt), three rebounds, and one steal during Saturday's victory over Grand Canyon.

Impact

It's been a rough first eight games for the 6-7 sophomore, as he's supplying 9.8 points on only 33.8 percent shooting, 3.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.3 steals across 28.1 minutes per game. Until he starts putting together some better outings, he can probably be avoided in most fantasy formats.

Williams finished with four points (2-3 FG, 0-2 FT), three rebounds, two blocks, and two steals during Saturday's victory over Arizona.

Impact

The 6-9 junior has seen his minutes dip from 29.4 to 23.8 per game since transferring from Missouri, but has been much more efficient, improving his field goal percentage to 58.8 this year over last season's 41.2 percent. While Williams has now scored in single digits in three straight games, he's remained efficient, shooting a combined 8-for-14 over that stretch. The two steals and two blocks Saturday were a nice touch for Williams as well, who averages 0.8 and 0.6 per game respectively. Look for him to continue being primarily a scorer and rebounder, dropping 10.0 points and pulling down 5.5 rebounds per game.

Przemek Karnowski compiled 18 points (9-13 FG), four rebounds, and two blocks across 25 minutes during Saturday's victory over Arizona.

Impact

The 7-1 center has bounced back well this season following an injury-shortened campaign last year, where he was granted a medical redshirt for season-ending back surgery. Through Gonzaga's first eight games, Karnowski is averaging 11.6 points on 57.1 percent shooting, 5.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.0 block in 20.4 minutes per contest.

Josh Perkins provided 16 points (4-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and two steals during Saturday's victory over Arizona.

Impact

Perkins is leading Gonzaga in scoring through their first eight matchups, dropping 13.1 points per game on 49.2 percent from the field and 51.3 percent from three. The guard shot 37.8 percent from beyond the arc last season, so this year has been quite the jump. Perkins is a valuable three-point marksman in fantasy, assuming that he can keep the hot hand, knocking down an average of 2.9 threes in the 31.1 minutes per game he sees.

Sacha Killeya-Jones is questionable for Wednesday's game against Valparaiso due to an injury suffered in practice.

Impact

The 6-10 freshman has been coach John Calipari's third option at center so far this year. The other two centers on the roster, Isaac Humphries and Wenyen Gabriel, could see a bump in minutes if Killeya-Jones is unable to play Wednesday.

Marcus LoVett did not suit up for St. John's game against Cal State Northridge because of an ankle injury, the New York Post reports.

Impact

LoVett sprained his ankle after scoring 18 points in the win over Tulane on Friday. He was seen on the sideline in a walking boot, but there was no indication on when he would return. Malik Ellison returned to the starting lineup.

Tai Wynyard will be unavailable for Wednesday's game against Valparaiso due to the passing of his grandmother.

Impact

The freshman forward has only seen 20 minutes of action this season in the seven games he's played. Because of his limited playing time, not any one of his teammates will see a noticeable bump in minutes.

Joel Berry (ankle) has been ruled out of Wednesday's matchup against Davidson, Andrew Carter of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Impact

Berry sustained the injury early in the second half of UNC's 95-50 win over Radford on Sunday. He is also considered questionable for Sunday's tilt against Tennessee. It is unclear what direction the Tar Heels will go, but either freshman Seventh Woods or senior Stilman White will presumably fill in at point guard while Berry's sidelined.

Jerome Robinson accumulated 27 points (10-16 FG, 4-7 3pt, 3-3 FT), four assists, three rebounds, and three steals during Saturday's victory over Dartmouth.

Impact

The 6-5 sophomore is continuing his breakout season as Saturday marked the fourth time in five games that he's reached at least 22 points. In fact, Robinson is the only player on Boston College averaging points in double-figures, doing so with 20.1 points per game on 45.0 percent from the field and 41.0 percent from behind the arc. The guard is also pulling his weight on defense, averaging 2.1 steals and 0.6 blocks per game. He's showing no indication of slowing down, and is sure to bring value to nearly every fantasy format on both ends of the floor.

Although Allonzo Trier (undisclosed) did not play Saturday against Gonzaga, he was permitted to travel with the team, according to The Arizona Daily Star.

Impact

This is significant news for Trier, as he would not be allowed to travel if he had been ruled ineligible at any point. Coach Sean Miller has refused to admit a positive development, however, as the school continues to be highly secretive about the status of the sophomore guard. Despite Miller's afirmation, this is as close to a positive step as Wildcats fans have heard regarding Trier this season. His status for Tuesday's home matchup against UC Irvine remains uncertain, however.

Tim Williams (concussion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against UTEP, Geoff Grammer of the Albuquerque Journal reports.

Impact

Williams was already held out of Saturday's game against Illinois State, but it appears he's still going through the team's concussion protocol and will be held out yet again Wednesday. He'll ultimately need to make it through a controlled practice before being cleared, so if he's able to do that sometime by the end of the week, there's a shot he's ready to give it a go in time for Saturday's tilt with New Mexico State. Joe Furstinger started for Williams in the team's most recent contest and will likely do so again Wednesday.

Daryl Macon is dealing with an ankle injury, but is expected to be available for Tuesday's game against Houston, Bob Holt of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.

Impact

Macon suffered the injury during Saturday's game against Austin Peay, limiting him to eight points, four rebounds and an assist over 15 minutes. He'll get treated throughout the day Monday and Tuesday, with the hope of being cleared to play Houston. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks in the lead-up to Tuesday's outing, look for him to take on his normal role in the team's regular rotation, where he's seen minutes in the mid-to-low 20's on most nights. He's averaging 10.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.7 steals over seven games this season.

Kobi Simmons is likely to see an increase in production while Parker Jackson-Cartwright is out for the next eight weeks with a high-ankle sprain, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Impact

Simmons started in Jackson-Cartwright's place in the game following his injury, which occurred in the Wildcats' tilt with Texas Southern. The freshman guard is averaging 11.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.3 steals in 29 minutes per game.

According to coach Sean Miller, Parker Jackson-Cartwright will miss about eight weeks due to the high-ankle sprain he sustained during Arizona's game with Texas Southern, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Impact

This puts Jackson-Cartwright's return date around Arizona's game with Washington on Jan. 29. While he sits out, freshman Kobi Simmons will take over the ball-handling duties. There will likely be more updates on Jackson-Cartwright's status once his rehabilitation is in full swing.

Lamar Peters scored a career-best 24 points (9-12 FG, 6-9 3Pt) off the bench, and nabbed six rebounds, and four assists in 26 minutes during Sunday's matchup with Georgia State.

Impact

Peters hit six three-pointers and led the team in scoring on Sunday. The freshman guard has had some disciplinary issues early, but if he keeps up his efficiency he could earn himself a bigger role in Mississippi State's rotation.

Frohling had 11 points (5-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT), five rebounds, two steals, and one assist in 17 minutes off the bench in Sunday's game with Delaware State.

Impact

Frohling has earned himself a solid spot in the Mustang's rotation, and is averaging 4.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 15 minutes per game. The freshman shows promise, but has a somewhat limited role, as he usually gets limited minutes off the bench. Frohling may be a player to watch in the future, but for now his value is too minimal to be impactful in most leagues.

Semi Ojeleye produced 15 points (5-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), six rebounds, and one assist in 24 minutes against Delaware State on Sunday.

Impact

Ojeleye, a Duke transfer, has thrived thus far at SMU, averaging 17.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 31 minutes per game. His next chance to produce will be Wednesday against TCU.

Sterling Brown double-doubled during Sunday's tilt with Delaware State, producing 11 points (1-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 8-9 FT), 13 rebounds, five assists, two blocks, and two steals in 38 minutes of play.

Impact

Brown recorded his first double-double of the season on Sunday. The senior guard is averaging 10.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.3 steals in 33 minutes per game. Despite his low efficiency on Sunday, he was able to double-double by making a high percentage of free throws.