Monday, March 13, 2017

March Madness Fantasy 2017 - The Draft

We had a draft! Whoa!

Brian had the first pick. Despite his lifelong hatred of former KU point guard Russell Robinson, he selected KU's current PG and Player of the Year, I guess, Frank Mason. He also went heavy on brick shithouse forwards.

11BrianMW1KansasFrank Mason III
220BrianW3Florida StJonathan Isaac
321BrianMW4PurdueCaleb Swanigan
440BrianE2DukeAmile Jefferson
541BrianS9Seton HallAngel Delgado
660BrianS6CincinnatiKyle Washington
761BrianE13E Tenn StT.J. Cromer
880BrianW1GonzagaJordan Mathews

Last year's champ, Bob, has no one lower than a 6 seed. He has some balance across the regions. He's a real smarty pants.

12BobE1VillanovaJosh Hart
219BobS2KentuckyEdrice Adebayo
322BobE2DukeJayson Tatum
439BobMW2LouisvilleDeng Adel
542BobS3UCLAThomas Welsh
659BobS4ButlerKelan Martin
762BobW3Florida StDwayne Bacon
879BobE6SMUBen Moore

Shawn has PED-convicted Arizona guard Allonzo Trier, who I desperately wanted, and two players that get a 1.5x bonus: from Middle Tennessee and Iona. Iona has fucked me over both times I picked them, so Shawn is sure to fail. I mean, check out this Iona coach's face - does this inspire confidence, Shawn?

"You're gonna want to buy that TruCoat!" -- Coach Tim Cluess Jerry Lundegaard

13ShawnMW1KansasJosh Jackson
218ShawnE1VillanovaKris Jenkins
323ShawnW2ArizonaAllonzo Trier
438ShawnS2KentuckyIsaiah Briscoe
543ShawnS12Middle TennJacorey Williams
658ShawnW4West VirginiaNathan Adrian
763ShawnE6SMUSterling Brown
878ShawnMW14IonaJordan Washington

We like to kid Luke that he always drafts a team of white nationalists, and then he likes to play along and draft an Aryan Dream Team. But lots of non-whites this year, so it's more like an Aryan Daydream Team.

14LukeE2DukeLuke Kennard
217LukeE3BaylorJohnathan Motley
324LukeS3UCLATJ Leaf
437LukeW4West VirginiaJevon Carter
544LukeS10Wichita St.Markis McDuffie
657LukeMW1KansasSviatoslav Mykhailiuk
764LukeW2ArizonaDusan Ristic
877LukeE4FloridaCanyon Barry

Chris was blessed with the middle draft spot, so he could size up how things were unfolding and respond accordingly. Instead, he drafted Landen Lucas in the 3rd round because he likes how he doesn't dunk very much. 

15ChrisW1GonzagaNigel Williams-Goss
216ChrisS1North CarolinaJoel Berry II
325ChrisMW1KansasLanden Lucas
436ChrisMW11Rhode IslandHassan Martin
545ChrisMW3OregonJordan Bell
656ChrisE7S. CarolinaSindarius Thornwell
765ChrisE4FloridaDevin Robinson
876ChrisMW7MichiganDerrick Walton Jr.

Stu was doing just fine and then he let his heart decide on his last pick, a guy who will be lucky to score 4 baskets in this tournament. But if Northwestern catches fire, LOOK OUT!

16StuS1North CarolinaJustin Jackson
215StuMW5Iowa St.Monte Morris
326StuE2DukeGrayson Allen
435StuS3UCLABryce Alford
546StuW8NorthwesternBryant McIntosh
655StuW5Notre DameV.J. Beachem
766StuMW4PurdueVincent Edwards
875StuMW1KansasCarlton Bragg

James hopes to build off a come-from-behind 3rd-place finish last year with a team should jack a ton of threes, which is fun. 

17JamesS2KentuckyMalik Monk
214JamesMW2LouisvilleDonovan Mitchell
327JamesE1VillanovaMikal Bridges
434JamesE6SMUSemi Ojeleye
547JamesMW5Iowa St.Deonte Burton
654JamesW11XavierTrevon Bluiett
767JamesW1GonzagaJohnathan Williams
874JamesS12Middle TennGiddy Potts

Jake has the best named players on his team. Except for Conner Frankamp. He also has the most 1.5x bonus players on a team, with 3. 

18JakeS2KentuckyDe'Aaron Fox
213JakeMW1KansasDevonte' Graham
328JakeW5Notre DameBonzie Colson
433JakeMW10Oklahoma St.Jawun Evans
548JakeW6MarylandMelo Trimble
653JakeW2ArizonaRawle Alkins
768JakeS11Kansas St.Wesley Iwundu
873JakeS10Wichita St.Conner Frankamp

Gav has a very tall team. No doubt about it.

19GavS1North CarolinaKennedy Meeks
212GavE1VillanovaJalen Brunson
329GavS11Wake ForestJohn Collins
432GavW1GonzagaPrzemek Karnowski
549GavE8WisconsinEthan Happ
652GavS5MinnesotaNate Mason
769GavE3BaylorJo Lual-Acuil Jr.
872GavMW9Michigan St.Miles Bridges

My team is not going to win. For my lsecond-to-last pick, I weighed having fun and drafting a 13-seed player from Winthrop versus not having fun and making a safe pick in the AZ PG. And I went "safe" even though I probably have no chance to win, because my team looks very similar to everybody else's, plus I have slightly worse players than those above me. But hey, I did draft a guy from a 16-seed in the play-in game, so that's fun!

110DanW2ArizonaLauri Markkanen
211DanS3UCLALonzo Ball
330DanS1North CarolinaIsaiah Hicks
431DanMW2LouisvilleQuentin Snider
550DanMW3OregonDillon Brooks
651DanW5Notre DameMatt Farrell
770DanW2ArizonaKadeem Allen
871DanMW16NC CentralPatrick Cole


KU had the most players drafted, with 6, one more than I put on the spreadsheet, because who the hell would pick a bench player? STU, THAT'S WHO! Arizona was second, with 5 players.


I was the only guy who picked two players from the same team, which used to be a common thing to do. Now it's only me? Pretty weird, you guys! How smart that the team I doubled up on, Arizona, was also heavily drafted by other owners, meaning my bet on them is less worthwhile!


18 1-seed, 16 2-seed, 10 3-seed, 7 4-seed, 6 5-seed, 5 6-seed, and 2 7-seed players.

16 "bonus" players from seeds 8-16, including 2 each from Wichita State and Middle Tenn St.


22 S
21 MW
19 W
18 E

Everyone except Jake and I have a player from each region - we both lack a player from the East. 

Chris has 4 from the Midwest region, which is the most from a single region.

1 comment:

smmcclure said...

That Iona coach photo could easily be captioned: "2-for-1 moustache rides". I do love a good Fargo reference, though.