March is even fun in the NBA. While the players have moved onto the next level of their game, it’s always a joy to see how NBA players react to their alma maters and recent teammates (for some) fight to do the improbable.
With eight of the Sweet 16 already set and the remainder being fought over Sunday, we look at the colleges of the Brooklyn Nets players and coaches and see who’s got bragging rights in the March Madness tournament. And who doesn’t. Again, sorry, Joe.
THE “I TOLD YOU” SECTION
Caris LeVert: University of Michigan (3)
Nik Stauskas: University of Michigan (3)
Jahlil Okafor: Duke (2)
Milton Doyle: Loyola-Chicago (11)
Dante Cunningham: Villanova (1)
Jacque Vaughn: Kansas (1)
Jordan Ott: Michigan State (3)
THE “I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT” SECTION
Joe Harris: University of Virginia (1) – 1st round exit
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: University of Arizona (4) – 1st round exit
DeMarre Carroll: University of Missouri (8) – 1st round exit
Jarrett Allen: University of Texas (10) – 1st round exit
D’Angelo Russell: The Ohio State University (5) – 2nd round exit
Isaiah Whitehead: Seton Hall University (8) – 2nd round exit
Bret Brielmaier: University of Arizona (4)
Travon Bryant: University of Missouri (8)
Adam Harrington: North Carolina State University (9) – 1st round exit
THE “I GOT NO SAY IN THIS CONVERSATION” SECTION
Jeremy Lin: Harvard University
Allen Crabbe: University of California
Spencer Dinwiddie: University of Colorado
Quincy Acy: Baylor University
James Webb III: Boise State University
Timofey Mozgov: What’s the NCAA? Let’s talk VTB!
Kenny Atkinson: Richmond University
Chris Fleming: Richmond University
Sorry to those who didn’t get to participate. So who’s going to be glued to their seats Sunday? Assistant coach Jordan Ott will want to watch his Michigan State Spartans go up against the Syracuse Orangemen at 2:45 p.m. ET.
In the meantime, Milton Doyle will no doubt be willing to share his memories of Sister Jean.