Monday, January 21, 2008

Brotherly Love

A look around the college basketball landscape, show a couple of brother teams that have shown their true family colors.

At Stanford, the Lopez brothers, Brook and Robin (pictured above), have made the Cardinal one of the toughest teams to play against in the Pac 10. The two almost seven footers make it painful for any opponent to come into the painted area. Both of them should be playing in the NBA in the next couple of years.

While at Florida and St. Joe's a pair of Calathes are making their impact felt. At Florida freshman Nick Calathes appears to be the part of the next generation of Gators that are set to rule the SEC. Nick can play all over the back court and small forward. While at Joe's senior Pat Calathes is one of those near six ten guards. While leading the Hawks in scoring, Calathes does all that he can do to keep the hawks in all of their games.

Both the North Carolina and Mississippi State have cases of Hansbrough fever. While everyone who follows college basketball knows that Tyler leads North Carolina. Little brother has been one of the key players for the Bulldogs. Some people remember Ben as the little brother of the Tyler when they played Greg Oden and Mike Conley in a high school game at Butler University, a couple of years ago. At the time Ben was the trusty side kick of big brother, but over the course of the last couple of year, Ben has turned into a good player in his own right. This year Ben has done it all for the dogs averaging 9.8 points per game, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assist per game.

And in the coming years, there are going to be more and more brother acts coming to college basketball like the Morris twins going to Kansas next year and the Wear twins heading to North Carolina in two years.

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