We’ve scoured the March Madness rosters and have found the best player names. These athletes’ parents got creative when coming up with names.
Chance Comanche, Arizona
Shout out to Comanche’s parents for picking the perfect accompaniment to a last name that was already fun to say.
Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn, Michigan State
Nairn’s given name was great enough, but his nickname and his nickname comes from a character in the 1992 film “3 Ninjas.”
Scoochie Smith, Dayton
Scoochie says he doesn’t really know how his grandfather came up with his nickname, but it’s magnificent nonetheless.
Raekwon Harney, NC Central
Wu Tang forever.
Jack Salt, UVA
Seventh Woods, UNC
Seventh’s name comes from one of his father’s favorite scriptures. It also helps that he was born on August 7th, seven years after his youngest older sibling.
Jock Landale and Jock Perry (not pictured), Saint Mary’s
Saint Mary’s is well known for its Australian pipeline, but they’ve really outdone themselves with not one, but TWO guys named Jock.
Giddy Potts, Middle Tennessee State
Potts was instrumental in Middle Tennessee State’s upset of Michigan State last season.
Maxx Bleecher, FGCU
It’s only fitting that Bleecher hails from Dunk City.
King McClure, Baylor
With a name like King, you better be able to ball.