The NCAA tournament’s ‘All Offspring’ team
by Chris Strauss, USA TODAY Sports
Even fans who haven’t watched one minute of regular season college basketball this year will recognize plenty of famous names in the NCAA tournament. The field of 68 has a handful of sons of former pro athletes who are looking to craft their own legends in the next three weeks.
While this group doesn’t have much size, you could still craft a pretty decent roster out of this year’s “All Offspring” team. Here’s the lineup.
Glenn Robinson III, Michigan, F, Freshman
The son of the top pick in the 1994 NBA draft, Robinson III averaged 10.7 ppg and 5.4 rpg in his first season for the Wolverines. The younger Robinson has a lot to live up to if he wants to match his father’s career at Purdue, where Glenn Robinson Jr. was the unanimous national player of the year as a junior.
Shane Larkin, Miami, G, Sophomore
His father Barry was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame last summer and now the Miami point guard is hoping to bring some additional glory to the family with a trip to Atlanta. Larkin leads the Hurricanes with 14.6 ppg and 4.4 apg and is also shooting over 40 percent from three-point range.
Phil Pressey, Missouri, G, Junior
Paul Pressey was an originator of the “point forward” role during his eight years with the Milwaukee Bucks, but at 5-foot-11, his son is relegated to playing a strict point guard role. It’s something he’s excelled at in three seasons at Missouri, leading the SEC with 7.1 apg.
Seth Curry, Duke, G, Senior
Former Charlotte Hornets sharpshooter Dell Curry did a nice job of passing on his athletic genes, first to Golden State Warriors star Stephen and then to his younger son Seth, who is having his best season as a Blue Devil. Seth is averaging 17.1 ppg and shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc.
Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan, G, Junior
At 6-foot-6, the younger Hardaway is half a foot taller than his father, a five-time NBA All-Star. While his father dazzled with his nasty crossover, Hardaway Jr’s length gives him a little more explosiveness towards the hoop, as evidenced by … [For more on Famous names top NCAA tournament's 'All Offspring' team, click here.]