We picked through every Division-I college basketball roster and a few smaller schools for our list. This year’s class is solid and better than last year’s All-Name Team.
My name is Bobby Roberts, so I am often jealous of people with unique names. The most unique thing about my name is that I was not born ‘Robert Roberts’, Bobby is my given name. I don’t know too many grown men named Bobby.
This list consists of names that we wished he had and ones we find humorous. Enjoy!
Before I get started, I noticed something while going through college basketball rosters. I’ve been doing these ‘All-Name Team’ posts for many years, so I see myself as a name trend expert…at least trends that occurred 20-ish years ago.
Just like a few years ago when we were swarmed with many freshmen named Shaq or Shaquille and last year many different spellings of ‘Kobe’ hit college basketball rosters for the first time. The Kobe’s kept coming this season along with some Anfernee’s, which was nice to see (I see ya, Penny). It will be another four years or so before we see some guys named LeBron grace college basketball.
Some names on the list may not be their birth name, but these are the names included in the media guides. That’s good enough for us.
Diing Diing Wol – Forward – Grambling Tigers
Hunter Seacat – Forward – Appalchian State Mountaineers
Izayah Mauriohoohoo-La’Afa – Guard – Sacramento State Hornets
Innocent Nwoko – Center – Central Michigan Chippewas
Che Bob – Forward – Colorado State Rams
Johnny Wang – Forward – Cal-State Fullerton Titans
Gorjok Gak – Center – Florida Gators
Tacko Fall – Center – Central Florida Knights
B.J. Johnson – Guard – La Salle Explorers
Unique McLean – Guard – UMass Minutemen
Valentine Sangoyomi – Center – Houston Cougars
Shake Milton – Guard – SMU Mustangs
Pookie Powell – Guard – La Salle Explorers
Seventh Woods – Guard – North Carolina Tar Heels
Sir Washington – Guard – Eastern Washington Eagles
Bobby Moorehead – Guard – Montana Grizzlies
Justice Suieing – Forward – California Golden Bears
Tyler Loose – Guard – Northern Colorado Bears
Walter Whyte – Guard – Boston University Terriers
Joel Swallow – Forward – Southern Utah Thunderbirds
Lourawls Nairn Jr. – Guard – Michigan State Spartans
Thor Thorbjarnarson – Guard – Nebraska Cornhuskers
Peter Kiss – Guard – Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Trip Day – Forward – North Florida Ospreys
Ik Eke – Forward – Marquette Golden Eagles
Tookie Brown – Guard – Georgia Southern Eagles
SK Shittu – Forward – Central Arkansas Bears
Fiifi Aidoo – Guard – Grand Canyon Antelopes
Ak Ojo – Center – Manhattan Jaspers
Ebube Ebube – Forward – Manhattan Jaspers
Precious Ayah – Forward – Miami (OH) RedHawks
Giddy Potts – Guard – Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Legend Robertin – Center – Nicholls Colonels
Czar Perry – Guard – Northwestern State Demons
Lane Below – Guard – Ole Miss Rebels
Wanjang Tut – Forward – Omaha Mavericks
Iwin Ellis – Forward – Prairie View A&M Panthers
Thik Bol – Forward – Southern Illnois Salukis
Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot Clicks, Guyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.