Sunday night, the section committee unveiled the bracket for the 2014 NCAA March Madness Tournament. While the Orlando Magic are united on the court, they each will have competing interest as they cheer their respective alma maters towards the Final Four.
Arron Afflalo attended #4 seed UCLA where he reached the Final Four. They face Tulsa in the first round.
Tobias Harris is a vocal supporter of his #11 seed Tennessee Volunteers, but will have to watch them fight their way though a play-in game against the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Doron Lamb hails from #8 seed Kentucky, who will face a stiff test against Kansas State.
Jason Maxiell would still fit right in with his tenacious Cincinnati Bearcats, who have clawed their way to a #5 seed and a match-up against spunky Harvard.
Jameer Nelson is the greatest player in St. Joe’s University history, and the 10th seeded Hawks could use some of his mojo to pull off a first round upset over Uconn.
Adonis Thomas is just out of the nest of #8 seed Memphis, who have a tough draw against George Washington.
Not to be outdone, head coach Jacque Vaughn hails from the best seed among the Magic brass in #2 seed Kansas, who face off against Eastern Kentucky.
In case you’re curious, GM Rob Hennigan attended Emerson College and Owner Rich Devos went to Calvin College.
Dewayne Dedmon (USC), Maurice Harkless (St. John’s), E’Twaun Moore (Purdue), Andrew Nichoslon (ST. Bonaventure), Kyle O’Quinn (Norfolk State), Victor Oladipo (Indiana), Ronnie Price (Utah Valley University), and Nikola Vucevic (USC) can all watch the tournament without the stress of rooting for their old teams.
Which Magic player has the best chance of seeing his alma mater advance the furthest during the 2014 NCAA March Madness Tournament? Let us know in the comments section below! Want more Magic? Sign up for our newsletter!