The All-Name Team will be a reoccurring feature here at Beadlemaniacs. How often it will run remains to be seen, but rest assured, by the time the season is over an All-Name team for each conference will be unveiled. Each edition of the All-Name Team will consists solely of a starting five. Since we mentioned Jacksonville University in a post earlier today, we will look at the Atlantic Sun’s All-Name Team.
G – Eni Cuka, North Florida. Cuka is a 6’2″ guard out of Ft. Lauderdale — south Florida, represent! — and averaged 13 points last year for the Ospreys. He is one of just three seniors taking the court for UNF this season, but has by far the coolest name of the three of them.
G – Ridas Pulkauninkas, Mercer. Ridas is a junior out of Lithuania, who is getting his first chance at playing time this season, getting 11 minutes a game. He’s only averaging 3.2 points, but is leading the team in awesome names.
F – Keaton Belcher, Belmont. I wonder if he actually lives up to his surname? Anyone want to challenge him to a burping contest?
F – Etienne Effenberg, North Florida. We’ve already established that one way to make this team is to have an apostrophe in the middle of your name. However, another way to garner recognition: alliteration. That’s just what this freshman out of Germany makes this team for, even though he has yet to see the court this season.
C – Szymon Lukasiak, Jacksonville. He may be from Poland, but this is the most original — and absurd — spelling of the name “Simon” that I have ever seen. It is also the reason that Lukasiak makes this team.