The NBA’s Alumni Madness

By Shervin Aghili


  1. School must be able to field a full team (at least 5) in order to qualify for the tournament
  2. Roster has a cap of 10
  3. Player must be a currently active player in the NBA (the term active is flexible)
  4. Player must have attended the college for at least 1 year to be on roster
  5. Ideal rosters are determined by present day skill and ability (injuries sustained this year are not acknowledged ex. Rajon Rondo can be regarded as a PG for Kentucky)

The Alumni Sweet Sixteen

 1. Texas

G D.J. Augustin, G Avery Bradley, F Kevin Durant, F LaMarcus Aldridge, C Tristan Thompson

Reserves: Damion James, Jordan Hamilton, Cory Joseph, Dexter Pittman
8. Ohio State

G Mike Conley, G Evan Turner, F Jared Sullinger, F Byron Mullens, F Kosta Koufos

Reserves: Greg Oden(‘s corpse), Daequan Cook


G Jrue Holiday, G Russell Westbrook, G Arron Afflalo, F Luc Mbah a Moute, F Kevin Love

Reserves: Matt Barnes, Trevor Ariza, Darren Collison, Tyler Honeycutt, Malcolm Lee


8. University of Washington

G Nate Robinson, G Isaiah Thomas, G Brandon Roy(‘s corpse), F Terrence Ross, F Spencer Hawes

Reserves: Quincy Pondexter

2. Duke

PG Kyrie Irving, SG J.J. Redick, SF Luol Deng, PF Carlos Boozer, C Josh McRoberts

Reserves: Elton Brand, Shane Battier, Gerald Henderson, Kyle Singler, Grant Hill


7. Marquette

G Dwayne Wade, G Jimmy Butler, G Wesley Matthews, F Steve Novak, F Jae Crowder

Reserves: Lazar Hayward

2. Kentucky

G Rajon Rondo, G John Wall, SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, PF Anthony Davis, C DeMarcus Cousins

Reserves: Tayshaun Prince, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight, Marquis Teague, Jodie Meeks


7. USC

G Nick Young, G O.J. Mayo, F DeMar DeRozan, F Taj Gibson, C Nikola Vucevic

3. Wake Forest

PG Chris Paul, SG Jeff Teague, F Al-Farouq Aminu, F James Johnson, F Tim Duncan


6. University of Arizona

G Jason terry, G Jerryd Bayless, G Andre Iguodala, F Derrick Williams, F Channing Frye

Reserves: Richard Jefferson, Luke Walton, Marcus Williams, Jordan Hill, Chase Budinger

3. Florida

PG Bradley Beal, SG Chandler Parsons, SF Corey Brewer, PF David Lee, C Joakim Noah

Reserves: Al Horford, Marreese Speights, Udonis Haslem, Mike Miller


6. Syracuse

PG Dion Waters, SG Wesley Johnson, SF Carmelo Anthony, PF Donte Greene, C Fab Melo

Reserves: Hakim Warrick

4. Kansas

PG Mario Chalmers, SG Kirk Hinrich, SF Paul Pierce, PF Darrell Arthur, C Nick Collison

Reserves: Brandon Rush, Morris Twins, Thomas Robinson, Tyshawn Taylor


5. UConn

PG Kemba Walker, SG Caron Butler, SF Rudy Gay, PF Emeka Okafor, C Andre Drummond

Reserves: Ray Allen, Richard Hamilton, Ben Gordon, Charlie Villanueva, Hasheem Thabeet

4. North Carolina

G Ty Lawson, G Danny Green, SF Vince Carter, PF Harrison Barnes, C Tyler Zeller

Reserves: Raymond Felton, Brandan Wright, Marvin Williams, Tyler Hansbrough, Rasheed Wallace


5. Georgia Tech

PG Jarrett Jack, SG Iman Shumpert, F Derrick Favors, F Thaddeus Young, F Chris Bosh


G Kobe Bryant, G Monta Ellis, SF Lebron James, PF Kevin Garnett, C Dwight Howard

Reserves: J.R. Smith, Brandon Jennings, Tyson Chandler, Andrew Bynum, Amar’e Stoudemire