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Laughable labels: College basketball’s 100 best names

By November 23, 2015December 3rd, 2015Sport

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.

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