2009 Atlantic 10 All-Name Team

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. Today, we take a look at the Atlantic 10.

G – Ruben Guillandeaux, La Salle. I’m not sure what’s so great about this name. Yeah, it’s French in its roots, but that’s not such a big deal. What amuses me about it is that Ruben Guillandeaux also plays for a school that has a French name: La Salle.

G -Ogo Adegboye, St. Bonaventure. This

He look's just like the constellation, doesn't he?

junior out of England didn’t see the floor at all during his first two seasons as a Bonnie, but is averaging 6.1 points a game this year. He also leads his team in awesome names, with two a game.

F – An’Juan Wilderness, Charlotte. An’Juan makes this list for a variety of reasons. For one, he has an apostrophe in his name, which automatically qualifies him for the All-Name Team. Two, his last name is Wilderness, and well, that’s just wild, man. Okay, so maybe it was only two reasons. Regardless, An’Juan Wilderness makes the team for all-around awesomeness.

F – Orion Outerbridge, Rhode Island. Alliteration? Check. Named after a Greek mythological figure AND constellation? Check. Random last name that combines an adjective and a noun? Check. Congratulations, Orion, for making the team.

C – Fahro Alihodzic, Fordham. I’m not sure of the etymology of this name, but the kid is from England, for what it’s worth. Nor am I sure on the exact pronunciation of his name, but dammit, it looks like a great name.



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6 responses to “2009 Atlantic 10 All-Name Team

  1. Paolo X

    Solid stuff guys on this and previous posts on college basketball. Definitely you are bold to take on the other bloggers that be out there, the contenders like via Yahoo! and AOL and mostly pretenders, for sake of college basketball analysis without the other garbage to go with it like on one particular site that reminds me strangely of a Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich.

    But hey it’s great if the pretenders like to take out the trash and dirt for the rest of us I guess. Stay on the rightful Mission like this and let them work on their waste management businesses. 🙂

  2. jpq1999

    nice to see St. Bonaventure get a little love. My cousin played guard for their Final Four team w/ Bob Lanier (got beat by Jacksonville and Artis Gilmore-Lanier was hurt and they had to start a 6’5″ forward to guard Gilmore). I was a real little kid and I used to sit on the bench and watch the games (Calvin Murphy was at Niagara then also)

    • jpq just for you I will do an entire post on the Bonnies.

      • jpq1999

        thx fetch, but you don’t have to if you don’t have the time. Where are they since the Van Breda Kolff/Anthony Solomon debacle?

        My cousin was the one who hired Solomon, unfortunately (he was appointed interim AD after the big scandal)

  3. That Wilderness kid is a strong sonofagun. Saw him play at SIU last year. Headline for “SIU unable to survive Wilderness” after the loss was quickly shot down.

  4. Paolo X

    Fetch, perhaps a series on the ballin’ Catholics for all those northeastern Roman Catholic schools, most of which with a crappy football program, with at least feisty basketball traditions? I’m not the guy for that post but someone out there is.

    And then of course there is that canniving Consigliere JPQ often showing up in the stands mixing it up perhaps too to help you out? 😀

    Also most of them have just plain nasty rivalries with their local public schools with such teams, as the alumni just plain hate each other more often than not despite the polite surfaces off the court.

    One would go well beyond the likes of Georgetown, Villanova, and Seton Hall here.

    Anyone with insight here please post some more to mix it up a bit or tell some tales from friends (not like fight, but just to talk some smack).

    I am no college basketball fan any more but remain fascinated by this menacing, often inebriated bunch of my Roman Catholic cohorts passionate about basketball given that I am one of the many Notre Dame alumni who could give a rip about Notre Dame basketball and never even went to a game in my time there.

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