Laughable labels: College basketball’s 100 best names
Sometimes, when you’re a college basketball reporter, you sit on the couch watching meaningless games.
And sometimes you want to make better use of your time.
So I decided to peek at every single Division I basketball roster — there are 351 of them, folks — to find the best names in college basketball.
Wait, that’s actually a worse use of my time?
Whatever. I love cool names. I love foreign names that roll off the tongue. I love domestic names that show creativity and individuality. I grew up wishing my name were Dave or John, but I came to love having a different name, a name that differentiates me from others.
College basketball, an increasingly international sport whose participants are as diverse in their ethnic backgrounds as their economic backgrounds, is awash in these names.