It's been 17 years since Wally Szczerbiak burst onto the scene as a senior for Miami (Ohio). He dropped 43 points on No. 7 Wisconsin in the first round of the 1999 NCAA Tournament before notching 24 to beat No. 2 Utah. Despite a 23-point effort in the Sweet Sixteen, the No. 10 RedHawks finally lost to No. 3 Kentucky.
Today, Szczerbiak is a basketball analyst -- at the collegiate level for CBS Sports, and at the NBA level for MSG Network in New York. The 2002 NBA All-Star gives ThePostGame his national championship pick. He also talks about how Carmelo Anthony is enjoying Syracuse's run, the worst pronunciation of his last name and what it was like when Kobe Bryant tried his wife's Christmas cookies.