Dick Vitale meet Kyle Singler.
Who says being a courtside analyst isn't dangerous?
When you can't actually be at the game, announcers and analysts help bring the game to life for you. At least the good ones do.
From the pregame "look-fors" to the in-game banter to the postgame recap, these personalities help us shape the event through their insights, humour and enthusiasm for the game.
Some are obviously better than others and while seasoned veterans are still manning the mikes at ESPN, CBS and ABC, some younger apprentices (many of them ex-players) are awaiting their respective turns to call the games they have been a part of in a different context.
Here is a list of some of the best (or maybe worst, some will opine) basketball personalities in today's college landscape.