Top 50 Names in DI College Basketball

After hours of sifting through all 338 NCAA Division 1 teams, I dwindled a 5 page, single spaced page of prospective names down to a list of 50 (some) names that deserve some recognition.  Some of the names are (or will be) household names like Nerlens Noel and Shabazz Napier, others, you might not ever hear again, like Hondo Webb.  Enjoy the 2012-2013 college basketball season and look for another list this time next year!

1. Peter Jurkin – Indiana – If you don’t understand this, God Bless you.

2. God’sgift Achiuwa – St. Johns – A bit presumptuous.

3. Indiana Faithfull – Wofford – I honestly think he’s playing for the wrong team

4. McWisdom Badejo – Florida A&M – This will be an item on McDonalds new menu.

5. Prince Williams – ECU – Royalty

6. Nerlens Noel – Kentucky – A great player with a great name

7. Gee McGhee – Chattanooga

8. Maverick Ahanmisi – Minnesota – Sarah Palin is a big fan of him.

9. BaeBae Daniels – North Florida – Who’s your Daddy?

10. Daddy Ugbede – Drake  – He’s my BaeBae’s Daddy.

11. Vander Blue – Marquette

12. Hondo Webb – Lamar

13. Tavares Speaks – Liberty – …and the Big South listens.

14. Phil Beans – Holy Cross – This makes me laugh

15. Junior Lomomba – Cleveland St.

16. Nate Snodgrass – Northern Ken.

17. Xzaivier James – Northern Colorado – Come on, just pick a letter!

18. Delbert Love – Kennesaw St

19. Staats Battle – NC State

20. Sir’Dominic Pointer – St. Johns – More Royalty

21. Devareaux Manley – Kent St. – Anyone with the last name Manley has to make the list.

22. Ilya Ilyayev – Cal St. Northridge – Excuse me, what?

23. Ferg Myrick – New Hampshire

24. Rashad Whack – Mt St. Marys

25. Tradarrius McPhearson – New Orleans – I think he was a character Shakespeare created.

26. Kelly Assinesi – Liberty

27. James Michael McAdoo – UNC – Great player, great name.

28. Scooter Gillette – Niagara – “The best a man can get”

29. Christian Kabongo – Morgan State

30. Deverin Muff – Eastern Kentucky University

31. Hippolyte Tsafack – Memphis

32. Ledrick Eackles – McNeese St

33. Ife Eke – La-Monroe

34. Peter Pappageorge – Long Beach St.

35. Keeslee Stewart – Jackson St.

36. Chris Hansen – Idaho State – “Have a seat…just have a seat.”

37. Brian Williams – OK St. – “For NBC News, I’m….”

38. Steve Forbes – IPFW – “I’m announcing my candidacy for President…”

39. Eddie Murray – Florida Gulf Coast – “Long fly ball off the bat of Murray, homerun #500″

40. Vertrail Vaughns – George Mason – I had trouble with my Vertrail once, wasn’t pretty.

41. Z. Mason – Chattanooga – I want a name that’s just one letter.

42. Vee Sanford – Dayton

43. Shabazz Muhammad – UCLA – I’m a big fan of the name Shabazz.

44. Shabazz Napier – UConn – Ditto

45. Aaron Bodager – North Florida – Napolean Dynamite “Get off of my you “Bodagger”

46. Grey Cooksey – Cal St. Northridge

47. Kaza Keane – Illinois St.

48. Leek Leek – Campbell

49. Bak Bak – Cal

50. Majok Majok – Ball St

51. Andrew Andrews – Washington

52. Shayok Shayok – Bradley

53. Marc Mack – Bethune-Cookman

54. Onochie Ochie – SE Louisiana

55. Ya Ya Anderson  – Radford

56. Deuce Bell – Baylor

57. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Georgia

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15 Responses to Top 50 Names in DI College Basketball

  1. Ben says:

    Don’t forget Jordair Jett from SLU! Such a great basketball name.

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  3. Jordair was on my original list, but he didn’t make the last cut.

  4. eliburris says:

    Reblogged this on eliburris and commented:
    Solid writing from a fellow sports enthusiast on WordPress. Check it out.

  5. Rock Chalk says:

    Wow…this list is a joke. Your lack of basketball knowledge is astounding.

  6. Joe says:

    no cashmere wright?

  7. James says:

    Jordair Jett – saint Louis university
    Grandy Glaze – Sant Louis university

  8. Phil Courington says:

    If only Baskerville Holmes had eligibility left…

  9. Blue says:

    Can’t believe you left off E. Victor Nickerson from Charlotte. Another first name that’s just a letter.

  10. scoot21 says:

    Reblogged this on wizard of sports and commented:
    To start of college basketball season here are some of the great names to look for throughout the season! ENJOY!!

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