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Who would you take as your favorite media NCAA Tournament team?

NCAA Basketball Tournament - Lehigh v Xavier

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 18: (L-R) Broadcasters Clark Kellogg and Jim Nantz announce the game between the Lehigh Mountain Hawks and the Xavier Musketeers during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 18, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Recently, Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch, along with the help of a few other peers from various media outlets, penned “The Ultimate College Basketball Broadcaster Draft”. Ten rounds with each of the four participants picking the teams that they would have as game broadcasters, analysts, sideline reporters, as well as in-studio hosts and analysts.

The list is impressive, with Gus Johnson going as the No. 1 pick (duh).

The full draft is one that makes total sense. I can’t argue with a single pick, really. I’d move a few up and down — Bill Walton is a solid second-rounder and I wouldn’t have Jeff Van Gundy anywhere near the top — but no one from a national perspective was left out.

Here’s my team, cut down for the sake of space and opinion.

Booth

Play-by-play: Gus Johnson

Analyst: Dan Dakich

Sideline Reporter: Doris Burke (She’s incredibly underrated.)

Studio

Host: Jim Nantz

Analyst: Bill Walton (yea, he can do this, too)

Analyst: Jay Bilas

Wild Card: Charles Barkley

What you y’all think?

Follow David Harten on Twitter at @David_Harten