The NCAA Basketball Tournament is underway, and with Harvard upsetting New Mexico last night, the madness is in full effect. Fans will continue to be treated to nonstop action today and this weekend as the bracket busting continues. If you are one of those who is taking advantage of all the games, you may notice that some key players in the tourney have familiar names. That's because they are athletes with already famous dads in the world of sports. Here's a list of eight guys, ranked in order of how likely the player is to be named tournament M.O.P. (least to most likely), that you may recognize because of their famous fathers (and brothers, too).
Jon Horford, Michigan
Son of NBA center Tito Horford, brother of NBA power forward Al Horford
2012-2013 Season Stats: 2.9 PPG, 2.2 RPG
He may be the least known of the Wolverines with a former professional basketball star for a father, but a fun fact is that his dad was the first Dominican-born player in the NBA.
David Stockton, Gonzaga
Son of NBA point guard John Stockton
2012-2013 Season Stats: 3.6 PPG, 3.3 APG
When you watch David play for the Zags, you will catch glimpses of his famous father, sometimes in the form of a smooth bounce pass or when he hits a big three. He doesn't quite have the same impact on the game as John did, though.
Shannon Scott, Ohio State
Son of ABA/NBA shooting guard Charlie Scott
2012-2013 Season Stats: 4.8 PPG, 3.8 APG
Shannon is not one of the Buckeyes' biggest stars, but he has seen some decent playing time this year during crucial moments. His dad was a two-time ABA All-Star and a three-time NBA All-Star.
Traevon Jackson, Wisconsin
Son of NBA shooting guard Jim Jackson
2012-2013 Season Stats: 6.9 PPG, 2.8 APG
Like his father, Traevon plays guard for a big school in the Big Ten. However, the Badgers sophomore scores a lot less than Jim did at Ohio State, but makes up for it with his leadership at the point.
Glenn Robinson III, Michigan
Son of NBA small forward Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson
2012-2013 Season Stats: 10.7 PPG, 5.4 RPG
The freshman forward is the son of another Big Ten legend. His dad was a beast at Purdue and went on to have a long NBA career. Glenn III has shown flashes of his father's greatness, too, including a 21 point, 10 rebound performance against Penn St. on Feb. 17.
Shane Larkin, Miami
Son of MLB shortstop Barry Larkin
2012-2013 Season Stats: 14.6 PPG, 4.4 APG
The All-ACC first team point guard has been the steady force behind the Hurricanes' success this season, much like his father was for 19 seasons with the Cincinnati Reds. Yes, Shane's famous father was a star in a different sport.
Tim Hardaway, Jr., Michigan
Son of NBA point guard Tim Hardaway
2012-2013 Season Stats: 14.8 PPG, 4.7 RPG
Tim Jr. is not quite the ball-handler his daddy was, but like the man with the killer crossover dribble, he has the ability to light it up every now and then. Proof of this came in an overtime win versus Ohio State in February, in which Hardaway, Jr. hit six three-pointers. And he may have to get hot in the tourney in order for the Wolverines to go far.
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Seth Curry, Duke
Son of NBA shooting guard Dell Curry, brother of NBA guard Stephen Curry
2012-2013 Season Stats: 17.0 PPG, 1.6 APG
Speaking of shooters who can get hot, that is pretty much all Seth Curry does. Just like his dad and brother, Seth is a major scoring threat, especially from behind the arc. If you take away two poor performances against Miami this season, his average would be close to 20 PPG. If the Dukies are to return to their championship-winning ways, there is a good chance Curry will be the reason why.