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.
|1||1||Brian||MW||1||Kansas||Frank Mason III|
|2||20||Brian||W||3||Florida St||Jonathan Isaac|
|5||41||Brian||S||9||Seton Hall||Angel Delgado|
|7||61||Brian||E||13||E Tenn St||T.J. Cromer|
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.
|7||62||Bob||W||3||Florida St||Dwayne Bacon|
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
|5||43||Shawn||S||12||Middle Tenn||Jacorey Williams|
|6||58||Shawn||W||4||West Virginia||Nathan Adrian|
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.
|4||37||Luke||W||4||West Virginia||Jevon Carter|
|5||44||Luke||S||10||Wichita St.||Markis McDuffie|
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.
|2||16||Chris||S||1||North Carolina||Joel Berry II|
|4||36||Chris||MW||11||Rhode Island||Hassan Martin|
|6||56||Chris||E||7||S. Carolina||Sindarius Thornwell|
|8||76||Chris||MW||7||Michigan||Derrick 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!
|1||6||Stu||S||1||North Carolina||Justin Jackson|
|2||15||Stu||MW||5||Iowa St.||Monte Morris|
|6||55||Stu||W||5||Notre Dame||V.J. Beachem|
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.
|5||47||James||MW||5||Iowa St.||Deonte Burton|
|8||74||James||S||12||Middle Tenn||Giddy 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.
|3||28||Jake||W||5||Notre Dame||Bonzie Colson|
|4||33||Jake||MW||10||Oklahoma St.||Jawun Evans|
|7||68||Jake||S||11||Kansas St.||Wesley Iwundu|
|8||73||Jake||S||10||Wichita St.||Conner Frankamp|
Gav has a very tall team. No doubt about it.
|1||9||Gav||S||1||North Carolina||Kennedy Meeks|
|3||29||Gav||S||11||Wake Forest||John Collins|
|7||69||Gav||E||3||Baylor||Jo Lual-Acuil Jr.|
|8||72||Gav||MW||9||Michigan 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!
|3||30||Dan||S||1||North Carolina||Isaiah Hicks|
|6||51||Dan||W||5||Notre Dame||Matt Farrell|
|8||71||Dan||MW||16||NC Central||Patrick 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.
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.