College Basketball All-Name Team: The Top 8 Names in the Nation
College basketball has a bunch of players with interesting and sometimes funny names. After looking through the roster of every Division I college basketball team, I picked out the eight names that I enjoy the most, plus a few others that nearly made the cut.
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Bak Bak—California Golden Bears
It's not often that a basketball player's name sounds like Chris Berman's home run call.
The junior from Wau, Sudan averaged 2.6 PPG for the Golden Bears last season, with his season-high 12 points coming on 6-for-6 shooting against UC Davis.
Bak showed promise out of high school, averaging 18.2 PPG and 11.7 RPG during his senior season at Village Christian High School. After the departure of Cal center Markhuri Sanders-Frison, Bak has the potential to play a key role in the Golden Bears' frontcourt this year.
Storm Clonch—Binghamton Bearcats
Clonch started for three years at North Wilkes High School, averaging 15.8 PPG and 9.3 RPG during his senior season.
On a Binghamton team that lost most of its production from last year, he will have an opportunity to play a big role during his freshman season.
Onochie Ochie—Southeastern Louisiana
If only Onochie Ochie wore number ocho. (Unfortunately, he wears No. 33.) He joins the roster as a redshirt freshman out of Westover High School (Ga.), where he averaged 16 PPG and 7 RPG as a senior.
Four McGlynn—Vermont Catamounts
Thankfully, McGlynn wears No. 4 on the back of his jersey. It would seem like a waste if he did not.
In his senior year of high school, McGlynn averaged 24 PPG, 5 APG, and 4 RPG for Dallastown High School. Vermont hopes that McGlynn will step in as a main player despite being a freshman.
Hayden Hoerdemann—Western Michigan
Alliteration always provides an advantage, putting Hoerdemann on this list.
Hoerdemann averaged double digits in scoring throughout his high school career and was an all-state honorable mention in his junior season. He is considered a pure scorer and is known for his shooting.
Indiana Faithfull—Wofford Terriers
It is hard to compete with a name like Indiana Faithfull.
During his senior year of high school, Faithfull averaged 12 PPG and 6 APG. He has a knack for winning, helping Cheverus High School win a state championship during his senior year and leading St. Thomas More to a national prep school championship.
Bubu Palo—Iowa State Cyclones
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While playing in all 32 games last season, Palo averaged 3.4 PPG. He proved his potential to be a solid point guard, and could be an important role player for the Cyclones in 2011-12.
Hillary Haley—Maryland Eastern Shore
Not only is there potential gender confusion in this 6-foot-6 guard's name, but there is also some good alliteration. Haley broke onto the scene as one of the best players in the MEAC, with 16.8 PPG and 5.8 RPG during his junior season.
He is the No. 2 returning scorer in the MEAC, and will be one of the better players in the conference this year.
Kievyn Lila-St. Rose—Norfolk State
Nate VanArendonk—Central Michigan
James Michael McAdoo—North Carolina
Aru Kok—USC Upstate
Chip Rank—Northern Iowa
Nurideen Lindsey—St. John's
Jawanza Poland—South Florida