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Thursday, March 18, 2010
The Big 12's hardwood crossovers

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Yesterday on his blog, ESPN's Bruce Feldman (link: Insider only) asked an interesting question. And then answered it, of course.

Which college football players could crossover and suit up for today's tournament on this, the holy day of college hoops?

Of his top 11 listed, four play in the Big 12.
Of course, all four had strong playing backgrounds, and Wright actually played for Scott Drew's team at Baylor before choosing to focus on football. Johnson was the No. 7 player in Texas as a junior, alongside Texas forward Damion James and former Kansas star Darrell Arthur. Feldman lists a few others for his "honorable mention," but what about other current (sorry, that eliminates Terrence Cody) players with little to no basketball background?

Here's my starting five: (Hint: It's mostly just really huge, really tiny or really athletic guys.)

PG: Rodney Stewart, RB, Colorado (5-foot-6, 175 pounds)

SG: Von Miller, DE/LB, Texas A&M (6-foot-3, 240 pounds)

SF: Michael Egnew, TE, Missouri (6-foot-6, 230 pounds, played in high school)

PF: Jermarcus Hardrick, OL, Nebraska (6-foot-7, 315 pounds)

C: Ryan Miller, C, Colorado (6-foot-8, 315 pounds)

Folks, that's what I call a stout frontcourt. Enter the paint at your own risk.

Who would you like to see suit up today, inside or outside of the conference?

Drop your best five in the mailbag and you might see it here tomorrow.