Since it’s the holiday season, no one really wants to do a lot of work, do they? We thought not, so instead we are rolling out our all Christmas team. The All-Christmas team features college basketball players past and present whose first or last names invoke something involving the holiday season. And sure, we may have to stretch things a bit, but we’ll get there.
G: Dionte Christmas – Temple
Christmas is the captain of our team, obviously. In four years at Temple he averaged 15.7 pts and 4.4 rebs per game
G: Matt Carroll – Notre Dame
Carroll averaged just under 14 ppg in his Notre Dame career. When he graduated, he finished as the school’s 6th highest leading scorer.
G: (Joy to the) World B. Free – Guilford College
I partly was getting too lazy to look up more names, as this was actually the last one I did, but mostly I wanted to get one of the best names in athletics history on here. In 15 NBA seasons, World B Free averaged 20.3 ppg.
F: David Noel – North Carolina
Noel finished his college career with just under 900 pts, and was 2nd team all ACC and all-defensive ACC in his Senior season.
C: (Christmas) Tree Rollins – Clemson
After a storied career at Clemson, Tree played 14 years in the NBA with Atlanta, Cleveland, Houston and Orlando. He averaged just over 5 ppg, but did average over 2 blocks per game.