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All-President’s Day Team

Keepin' it Presidential Today.

Another day with Fetch bailing on us to live-blog the entirety of the Olympics (you should go visit him, he gets lonely over there sometimes), so again I’ve been left in charge, since SC hasn’t been heard from in days. Today’s President’s Day, which means some of you probably have the day off from work… yet for some strange reason, I don’t get the day off from school. Go figure.

Anyways, in honor of President’s Day, we bring to you the best college basketball players with presidential names:

G – Tweety Carter, Baylor. Much like our 39th president — James “Jimmy” Carter — Tweety Carter doesn’t go by his legal first name (Demond). Beyond that, though, Tweety Carter is averaging 16.1 points per game for the Bears (10th in the Big 12), and leads the conference in assists, with 6.05 per game.

G – Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin. Okay, maybe I’m getting lazy with this name, but Taylor shares a last name with Zachary Taylor, our 12th president. Jordan Taylor is second in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (and first in the Big Ten) at 3.4 to 1. He also led the team with a 2.2 ratio as a freshman last season. The more you know!

G/F – Kevin Palmer, Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Who said all the players on this team have to have nonfictional presidential names? Palmer shares a surname with two of the most prominent fictional presidents of our time: Wayne and David Palmer, of 24 fame. For the Islanders, Palmer is pouring in 19.75 points per with a TS% of 59.2. And yes, this will probably be one of the few times you see Corpus Christi get some pub from us.

F – D.J. Kennedy, St. John’s. See, his last name is Kennedy, and he plays for a school with John in its name, so there’s that. Then of course there’s the whole “he goes by initials, as did JFK,” thing. So it kinda works three-fold. High five! But seriously, D.J. Kennedy is doing work for the Red Storm this season. As a junior, he is averaging nearly 15 points and close to 7 boards per game. That’s sort of presidential.

F – Quincy Pondexter, Washington Huskies. Okay, so his name isn’t quite what you would expect for this team. But he plays for the University of Washington, and when I hear the name Quincy, two people come to mind: super-producer Quincy Jones — he of Thriller fame — and John Quincy Adams, our sixth POTUS. Pondexter is averaging over 20 points per game this season for the Huskies while pulling down eight boards per with a TS% of 62.



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Despite Contrary Reports, Sooners Good at Basketball

It’s pretty well known that I’m not a huge Big 12 fan.  Mostly because of football and the traitorous Bill Self.  But when I looked at KenPom last night after the Bedlam game and saw that Oklahoma was ranked 28th in the country in offensive turnover efficiency and then started looking at some of their main contributors I must say…

The Big 12 is pretty fucking good at basketball.

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2009 Big 12 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 bring you the Big 12’s All-Name Team.

G – Bubu Palo – Iowa State. A lot of freshman seem to dominate these all-name teams so far, and Palo is no exception. He’s from Ames, Iowa, and whoever named him appears to be smarter than your average bear. Right, Bubu? Yeah, I know, I’m ashamed of myself for that awful pun, too.

G – Obi Muonelo – Oklahoma State. This senior out of Edmond, Oklahoma, is averaging 12 points per game so far this season after averaging a career-high 12.7 last season. I don’t care too much about his stats though, because his name is fun to say.

Tiny Gallon

Yeah, Tiny is not so tiny.

F – Tiny Gallon – Oklahoma. This guy might have the best, and most ironic name in all of college basketball this year. Tiny is not tiny at all — in fact — he is just the opposite, coming in at 6’9″ and 300 pounds.

F – Keegan Hornbuckle – Colorado. Now Hornbuckle just made the list because his name is loaded with awesomeness. Honestly, I read it and got a nice chuckle out of saying it. Good job, Keenan.

C – Dragan Sekelja – Baylor. Thank you, Croatia, for providing what has to be my favorite name on this team. I mean, honestly, the guy’s name is Dragan. Doesn’t get much cooler than that… unless of course he could actually breathe fire, too.

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