Is a man bun called a boy bun when it’s on a child? Either way, first-weekend March Madness star Rob Gray’s little brother has a matching hair-do.
With five minutes left in the No. 6 Houston vs. No. 3 Michigan second-round game, TBS announced Rob Gray had 61 points in his first two games of the NCAA Tournament — the most since Steph Curry in 2007. So, it should not surprise you that he was an immediate fan favorite from the opening weekend of March Madness given as it is that he is a) a wild and reckless shooter b) plays for a school that is decidedly not a blueblood and c) has a very distinct look: a tightly pulled man bun with undercut.
His signature look is becoming as much a calling card as his highlight-reel-worthy offense, with at least one Houston basketball fan calling for the Rockets to draft him so The Bun might join The Beard. Making matters cuter, his little brother, in Wichita for the games, has an adorable matching bun.
Look this mini-version of a mini guard. Look at this mini man bun on a mini man.
The Houston vs. Michigan game has been brutally well-defended, but also horrifically officiated on both sides. Still, Rob Gray has been a firey, scrappy delight and/or nuisance, depending on your stance.
Houston almost came up with the upset, in large part thanks to Gray being absolutely everywhere. But then new Michigan hero Jordan Poole nailed a buzzer beater and just like that, the man bun March Madness run ended.