Can a basketball player’s name impact whether or not he is recruited, added to the Wooden Watch, or tabbed for All-American status? Probably not but more eccentric, slippery and bad ass names can oftentimes provide more eyeballs and, as a result, potentially more opportunities to prove yourself. With college basketball teams set to open their conference seasons in the coming days, let’s skim the names of those that will bring happiness and despair to fan bases across the country on the Road to the Final Four.
The pool might not be as large as that of college football, but there are still a load of awesome names in college hoops. The Week 8 College Basketball Re-Rankings rank the most bad ass player names by selecting one from each team in this week’s AP Rankings and ranking them from least exciting to most eccentric against the other top 25 teams.
Check out all of the 2014-15 Re-Ranks here.