40+ Player Nicknames: 2011 NCAA Tournament

March 14th, 2011
Everyone loves a good nickname, but the 2011 NCAA Tournament is severely lacking in this department. So instead, I present to you funny/lame nicknames for 40 of the top players in the Dance. Some of these reference pop culture, politics, and sports history. For others, it helps to know a little bit about the player or the team he plays for. Others are just plain ridiculous.. Enjoy!

Mocking the Tournament: 40+ NCAA Tournament Nicknames


Devon Beitzel (Northern Colorado): "Bite-Sized"


Noah Dahlman (Wofford): "The Big Ark"


Justin Diebler (Ohio St): "Diebler Fever"


Kenneth Faried (Morehead St): "A Poor Man's Dennis Rodman"


Ashton Gibbs (Pittsburgh): "Giblets"


Jerai Grant (Clemson): "Ulysses"


Ben Hansbrough (Notre Dame): Ben "Don't Touch The Hands Bro"


Justin Harper (Richmond): "Harper's Review"


John Henson (UNC): "Muppet Man"


John Holland (Boston U): "Dutch"


Tu Holloway (Xavier): "Tu Hot to Handle"

**His given name is Terrell, so Tu is a nickname already, but just go with it.


Matt Howard (Butler): Matt "Yes, I'm Still At Butler" Howard


Darius Johnson-Odom (Marquette): Darius "Kardashian-Odom"


JaJuan Johnson (Purdue): "Triple-J"


Orlando Johnson (UCSB): "O.J."


Brandon Knight (Kentucky): "The Dark Knight"


Kawhi Leonard (San Diego St): "Ka-Why Thank You Kindly Sir"


Jon Leuer (Wisconsin): "Gone Fishin'"


Shelvin Mack (Butler): Shelvin "Big" Mack


Kendall Marshall (UNC): Kendall "Larry Who?" Marshall


E'Twaun Moore (Purdue): "E.T."


Marcus & Markieff Morris (Kansas): "Twin"


Alex Oriakhi (UCONN): "The Oriakhi Express"


Jacob Pullen (Kansas St): Jacob Pullen "My Leg"


Robert Sacre (Gonzaga): "Sacrebleu!"


Kyle Singler (Duke): "E-Harmony"


Jaime Skeen (VCU): "Peachy Skeen"


Corey Stokes (Villanova): Corey "Different" Stokes


Jared Sullinger (Ohio St): "Captain Sully"


Isaihah Thomas (Washington): "The Knick Killer"


Erving Walker (Florida): "The Other Walker"


Kemba Walker (UCONN): "Big Shot"


Brad Wanamaker (Pittsburgh): "My Last Name Sounds Like a Nickname Already So Leave Me Alone"


Tai Wesley (Utah St): "Pad" Tai

Tyler Zeller (UNC): "Sarah Michelle" Zeller

Make your own. Post your favorite Jimmer-ism's below:


Jimmer Fredette (BYU): ?

**Yes, Jimmer is not his given name, but go with it anyways..


Here are some of the other top players to have fun with:

Lavoy Allen (Temple)

Harrison Barnes (UNC)

Talor Battle (Penn St)

Keith Benson (Oakland)

Mike Davis (Illinois)

Marcus Denmon (Missouri)

Corey Fisher (Villanova)

Yancy Gates (Cincinnat)

Steven Gray (Gonzaga)
Draymond Green (Michigan St)

Jordan Hamilton (Texas)

Dwight Hardy (St. John's)

Tobias Harris (Tennessee)

Travis Leslie (Georgia)

Cam Long (George Mason)

Kalin Lucas (Michigan St)

Chris Singleton (Florida St)

Peyton Siva (Louisville)

Nolan Smith (Duke)

Jeffrey Taylor (Vanderbilt)

Jordan Taylor (Wisconsin)

Derrick Williams (Arizona)


Feel free to post other nicknames: