When scaling ESPN's Top 100 recruits in 2013, one can't help but notice that there are quite a few "different" and "original" names on the list.
There are two Jabaris, a Bronson, a Shaquille minus the "s" and "h" and a Steve.
Steve? Who names their kid Steve in 2012?
These '90s babies continue to come into college basketball with the funkiest of funky names and as much as Bob Knight may hate it, I'm a fan.
I would assume it was their parents' intent to have their children be different, and the best way they could do that was by adding extra letters, and sometimes removing them.
Though most of them just seem like bad Chris Berman mispronunciations, these names are becoming a type of art and for that we thank the parents of today's aspiring athletes and challenge them to continue to outdo themselves.
So without further ado, here are the six award winners for the "Ekpe Udoh Best Name Awards" for the upcoming 2013 class.