“Elite 8” Long Haired Basketball Players from March Madness 2019

The 2019 NCAA March Madness tournament is full of exciting match-ups and a selection of slam-dunk hairstyles from all over the country.

These long haired basketball players are known for their skills and handles, but they’re are also recognizable by their awesome, weird, and outrageously long hair. With the exception of Zion Williamson of course, these ballers are some of the most exciting players in college basketball. Coincidence? I don’t know, but I’d like to think there is a connection there.

Whether it’s an ‘fro, braids or ponytail, one thing is for certain, these dudes can hoop.

People often underestimate the power of long hair in athletics. At the next level, a few NBA players are known for their trademark long hairstyles. A few names that come to mind are Kawhi Leonard, Joakim Noah, Steven Nash, and Steven Adams. And even James Harden with his trademark long beard.

Pros: Marketability. Brand. Recognition. Players with long hair tend to stand out from the crowd, and in a way they draw your eye to them when they’re on the court. This is an easy way to stand out, even if you’re not the star player.

Cons: Your hair might get in the way of your eyes (which can be a serious problem when shooting), but 1 easy way to combat this is to get a hair band or headband. Additionally with longer hair,  you are likely to sweat more on the court.

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The following are the “Elite 8”  of long haired basketball players in this years March Madness tournament:


Carsen Edwards – Guard (Purdue Boilermakers)


Naz Reid – Power Forward (LSU Tigers)


Ja Morant – Guard (Murray State Racers)


Jordan Bone – Guard (Tennessee Volunteers)

Mar 15, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers guard Jordan Bone (0) controls the ball against against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the second half of game ten in the SEC conference tournament at Bridgestone Arena. Tennessee won 83-76. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
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Coby White – Guard (North Carolina Tar Heels)


Theo John – Forward (Marquette University Golden Eagles)


Dontay Bassett – Forward (Florida Gators


Jordan Poole – Guard (Michigan Wolverines)



There you have it, the Elite 8 of long haired ballers of this year’s 2019 March Madness tournament. These players embody the “long hair, don’t care” attitude and style and have the game to back it up. Feel like we missed anybody? Comment below and we’ll add them as honorable mentions. Thanks for reading!

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