10@10: Basketball twins

29 Jul

Brook and Robin Lopez were a pair of famous college basketball twins to play at Stanford this decade.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

The Harrison twins – Aaron and Andrew – helped the Houston Defenders win the 17 and under AAU Super Showcase this week in Orlando. The Texans are two of the top players in the class of 2013 nationally and make no secrets about wanting to play together in college.

Watching them play made me wonder about the ten best twins that have played college basketball over the last decade.

Where there even that many twins to make a list? Oh, you better believe it?  

1. Jason and Jarron Collins – The towering twins of Stanford were All-Americans during their time in Palo Alto. The two rank amongst the school leaders in field goal percentage, rebounds, blocked shots and games played. The twins have found their niche in the NBA for the last decade.

2. Joey and Stevie Graham – The Floridians started their careers at Central Florida but only played one season. They transferred to Oklahoma State where Joey starred for the Cowboys. Stephen was a fine role player for OSU. The two are currently in the NBA.

3. Jarvis and Jonas Hayes – After starting their career at Western Carolina, the Atlanta natives returned home to play at Georgia. Jarvis led two different conferences in scoring in his career while Jonas an important player for three years at UGA. Jonas is playing overseas while Jonas is an assistant coach at Belmont Abbey in North Carolina.

4. Travis and Chavis Holmes – Never head of them? You should. With 3,470 career points at VMI the two are the highest scoring twin brothers in NCAA Division I history. They also used their twin powers to pull off one outstanding switcharoo.

5. Robin and Brook Lopez – The Fresno, California natives spent two seasons in college basketball at Stanford and managed to win 46 games and help the Cardinal advance to the Sweet 16. Brook was more polished than Robin in college as an overall player and the two are both are starters in the NBA.

6. Marcus and Markieff Morris – The Philadelphia natives scored a combined 2,293 points during their three-year career at Kansas and helped the Jayhawks win 95 games in that period. Markieff was drafted by the Phoenix Suns this summer. The very next pick, Marcus went to the Houston Rockets.

7. Lodrick and Rodrick Stewart – The Seattle twins split up for college with Lodrick going to Southern Cal and Rodrick went to Kansas after attending USC for a year. Lodrick was a solid contributor for the Trojans and finished his career as one of the best three-point shooters in school history. Rodrick was a reserve for three years at KU and won a title in 2008.

8. Donell and Ronell Taylor – After a fine two-year stint at Okaloosa-Walton Community College, the Alabama natives returned home to play at UAB. The twins had a big part in the 2004 Sweet 16 run for the Blazers.

9. Brad and Brian Wannamaker – One of the few twins on the list that broke up when college came around. Brad is a longtime starter at Pitt while Brian started at Central Connecticut State and is now at NAIA Texas Wesleyan. Fewer twins tougher than this duo.

10. Travis and David Wear – One year at North Carolina didn’t do much for their careers. The Orange County natives surprised everyone in Chapel Hill and transferred out of the program. They ended up at UCLA.

One Response to “10@10: Basketball twins”

  1. GVT July 30, 2011 at 6:47 am #

    They don’t fit in your critieria of last decade, but the Van Arsdale twins might have been as good as any of those listed.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1085817/index.htm

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