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Monday, March 15, 2010

Sweet! The Sixteen Best Player Names in the 2010 NCAA Tournament

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  • Kong!
8. Bol Kong. Gonzaga forward hails from Vancouver, B.C. and scores 5 points per game. Let's hope his nickname is "King."

7. Quincy Pondexter. University of Washington's star forward led the Huskies to the Pac-10 tournament championship along with his scrappy teammate, point guard Isaiah Thomas. Pondexter's equally awesome named father Roscoe played for Lute Olsen at Long Beach State while Thomas' dad named his son after the Indiana Hoosiers great (and New York Knicks destroyer) after he lost a bet when Thomas led the Pistons to a 1989 playoff victory over the Lakers.

Festus Ezeli. Vanderbilt's 6-11 center would likely win the feats of strengths competition at any Festivus celebration. Bonus points for sharing the name of a podunk St. Louis exburb.

5. Dogus Balbay. Texas guard hails from Turkey, probably regrets signing to play at school who also put Andy Dick on the roster.

4. Derwin Kitchen. Junior from Jacksonville forms a sleepy 1-2 punch with little-used reserve guard A.J. Yawn.

3. Picasso Simmons. The Sports Guy's new favorite reserve guard plays for the Murray State Racers. He's not much of an artist on the court, averaging just .4 ppg on the season.

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  • Will Bak Bak bring new moves to the Big Dance?
2. Bak Bak. California forward averages just 1.3 ppg but 10.2 taunts per game from opposing student sections making chicken noises.

1. Just-in'love Smith. A senior guard for the Siena Saints, his parents obviously had strong feelings for each other.

Honorable Mention: Jimmer Fredette (BYU), Marshall Moses (Oklahoma State), Adetunji Adedipe (Ohio), and Bandja Sy (New Mexico State) and LaceDarius Dunn, Tweety Carter, Ekepe Udoh, and Quincy Acy (all from Baylor).

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