After this year’s draft and given the summer of nothingness going on for college basketball fans, I thought it’d be fun to have a little bracket style simulation of NBA teams based on where they attended college.
The usual suspects have some competitive teams, with Kentucky and North Carolina the #1 and #2 seed, respectively. In fact, let’s take a look at the bracket itself.
It was surprisingly difficult to find 16 schools that have enough players in the NBA to field an entire team. Schools like Ohio State were left off because they only produce centers and it’s not quite realistic to put one of BJ Mullens, Jared Sullinger, Greg Oden, or Kosta Koufos at the small forward spot.
I ranked the teams based on my own personal idea of each team’s starting five plus bench, and I’m sure some of you will disagree with me. It’s fine though, because they’re matched up with an opponent anyway! I haven’t ruled anyone out (yet)!
In some scenarios, I limited the bench to four players. Sorry Kentucky fans, but you can’t just keep doing line changes until you wear out your opponent.
Without further adieu,