Vote for Eso Akunne in ESPN's Coolest Name in NCAA Tourney Bracket. He is in the Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje region as the 14 seed. Cinderella run?
Vote for Eso Akunne - Coolest Name in NCAA Tourney
ESPN was going to get a strongly worded letter if there was no God Shammgod region. Fortunately they got something right.
Basketball is really, really weak in comparison to football for good names. Skylar McBee is a 1 seed? Weak.
I played against Eso in high school - needless to say, our team got dominated. Great player, and it's good to see him go blue.
I got to see him play once, when Gabriel Richard knocked Chelsea out of the playoffs.
I actually played at Chelsea! I wasn't too talented, only good enough to come off the bench. The talent gap is incredible. I can't imagine having to play someone like Darius Morris in high school...
He was a superstar at Richard. It just goes to show how great the difference is between high school and college ball. Everyone on the team, even the walk-ons, was a star in high school.
Tough first round draw against a guy named "Hummer."
I went to high school with Ian. Nice guy. BUT ESO AKUNNE WILL SMITE HIM
They need a pronunciation guide. Better yet, audio of Gus Johnson saying them.
Don't watch the DVR of the Iowa road game for help. They butchered Eso's name.
....that might go to Ian Hummer". No self-respecting color analyst would point out chants of "HUMMER! HUMMER!"......well, there are a few....
whats so cool about Tre'Von Willis?
Disappointed with the seedings. Some of the worst seeded names have the best names ever.