Saturday, April 3, 2010

2010 NOTY: Sithole Regional, Part 4

We love this quadrant of the Sithole Regional. Some high-quality, old-school names that have it going both ways. And Tronic Williams, who's only got it going one way, but that one way is all the way. Tronic struck us as so cool, so hip, so e-lec-tronic that he climbed in the seedings despite, or perhaps because of, his pedestrian surname.

But let's discuss Nubian Peak, full name Nubian Shabazz-Zoser Peak, a Virginia Tech redshirt freshman flanker. His parents, Vernon and Donna Peak, named him, the Roanoke Times reports, "after the Nubians, an African ethnic group known for their intelligence, wealth and progressive culture."

“They were a very smart race,” Nubian Peak said. “And my dad just felt — well, I didn’t really know what he was thinking at the time — but he just stuck me with that name. It has a lot of sentimental meaning to me. A lot of people don’t understand, but I take pride in it.”

We understand. Fully.

Vote for one:

No. 7 Nubian Peak: Above.
No. 10 Daequon Montreal: Boise State forward.
No. 2 Tronic Williams: Western Michigan safety. In the news!
No. 15 Waver Brickhouse: Brooklyn woman victimized in mortgage scam.