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Double Vision: College Basketball Look-alikes

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We know that you, like us, watch sporting events and see familiar faces. “Who does that college basketball player look like?” Well, we have your answers - just as we did during college football season.

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Anthony Davis looks like ... Sam The Eagle

Kentucky’s Davis has the unibrow, nose and similar slope of the face to Sam The Eagle from “The Muppet Show.” But not even the great Jim Henson could have created a character quite like Davis, a lanky shot-blocking machine with a pterodactyl’s wingspan that could be the No. 1 overall pick in June’s NBA draft.

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Darius Johnson-Odom looks like ... Kanye West

Admit it, you’ve watched a Marquette basketball game and noticed distinctive facial features, big chin and pearly white teeth on Johnson-Odom. They are so distinctive because you’ve seen them before - from superstar rapper Kanye West. Hopefully DJO doesn’t have the same ego…

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Jack Cooley looks like ... Luke Harangody

Notre Dame replaced Harangody, a burly white forward with bushy hair, with Cooley - another burly white forward with bushy hair. We’re not sure if Cooley will be a second-round draft pick like Harangody, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In fact, some have wondered if the Irish cloned Harangody. But hey, their not exactly the same - Harangody wore No. 44, while Cooley wears No. 45.

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Jared Sullinger looks like ... a Grizzly Bear

If you ask most post defenders in the Big Ten, they would rather defend an actual bear in the post. However, this offseason Ohio State’s Sullinger didn’t hibernate; he dropped some extra weight to get in shape for his sophomore season. When Sullinger lets out that primal scream, you know you’re in big, big trouble.

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Doug McDermott looks like ... Mark Madsen

McDermott and Madsen are different players on the court. McDermott, Creighton’s emerging star, is the nation’s third-leading scorer thanks to a more polished offensive game, while Madsen was more off a brute in the paint and on the offensive glass. But they both have a similarly geeky look. If McDermott and the Bluejays reach the Final Four, we can only hope to see some Madsen-like dance moves.

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Andre Drummond looks like ... Amare Stoudemire

Both Drummond and Stoudemire are physical specimens who have similar facial features. On the court, Connecticut’s Drummond has a long way to go before he can step out and shoot the ball like the New York Knicks’ forward. But a note to Drummond: Get that future NBA contract insured.

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Draymond Green looks like ... Bubba from “Forrest Gump”

Green, Michigan State’s bruising forward, and Bubba Blue - Forrest Gump’s good buddy from his time in the service, played by Mykelti Williamson - both have that heavy lower lip and a similar disposition.

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Marcus Denmon looks like ... Wallace from “The Wire”

Yeah, we know Denmon cut the braids but we couldn’t help comparing the old look. Missouri’s guard has the same long, babby face that we saw on Wallace - a teenage drug dealer on HBO’s crime drama set in Baltimore - played by Michael B. Jordan. Sadly, this comparison rings a little too true since Denmon faced a tough childhood.

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Jeremy Lamb looks like ... Tracy McGrady

You have to watch both play to really see the similarity. Lamb and McGrady have that sleepy approach on the hardwood, where they look like they’re both about to fall into a slumber during the game. The lanky players have similar games ... and heavy eyes.

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Dion Waiters looks like ... Kevin Hart

OK, we’ll save you some time: There’s a height difference between these two. Waiters, a 6-foot-4 sophomore guard, towers over Hart, the miniature funny man. But take a look at their faces. We see a definite resemblance, especially when each is cracking a smile - which Waiters has been doing a lot for the 21-1 Orange this season.

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Kevin Jones looks like ... Wayne Brady

If Dave Chappelle still had his show, the comedian would have had West Virginia’s Jones at his disposable for a stand in whenever he wanted to spoof Brady, a versatile entertainer known for his popularity among the elder crowd. Both Jones and Brady have a round face and wide smile fit for television.

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Austin Rivers looks like ... Drake

Of course, there’s a slight resemblance between the Duke freshman guard and his father, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, but that would have been too easy. We think the “Take Care” rapper could pass for the younger Rivers with his light skin, lanky build and close-crop haircut. But does Drake, a Canadian, have skills on the hardwood? We’re not so sure.

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John Jenkins looks like ... Sinbad

Both Jenkins, a high-scoring Vanderbilt guard, and the comedian Sinbad aren’t really in the mainstream public’s eye. But strictly from their appearances, we can see a resemblance in their stocky builds and skin tones. We just hope that Jenkins has a better wardrobe off the court. It should be noted that Sinbad can actually ball as well, playing at the University of Denver before becoming a comedian. Maybe Jenkins will grow out the ‘fro...

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Tyler Zeller looks like ... Sean William Scott

Oh, come on, you can see this one. Look at their devilish faces and narrow eyes that are similar between the North Carolina forward and the actor famous for playing Steve Stifler in “American Pie.” We know what you’re thinking and no, Zeller’s mother bares no resemblance to Stifler’s mom.

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