In the decisive match of the NCAA Final Four, that will define the new champion of the university basketball of the United States, the hopefuls to the title Baylor Bears and Gonzaga Bulldgos -beat the Houston Cougars and UCLA Bruins, respectively- they have among their ranks Davion Mitchell and Jalen Suggs.
The duel between the two will be key to the chances of both franchises to win their first title. Suggs, who plays point guard at Gonzaga, has had 34 points, 15 rebounds and 14 assists in the last two games. And his triple game winner against UCLA is already being hailed as one of the biggest and most important shots in tournament history.. What’s more, he is expected to be in the top three picks in this year’s NBA Draft.
For its part, Baylor’s point guard Mitchell averages nearly 2 steals per game along with 14 points and 5.5 assists. He was also named Naismith Defensive Player of the Year and was also honored as the Most Outstanding Player in the South Region.
Before the final, Mitchell himself referred to the duel he will have with Suggs: “He’s a really good player, he’s very fast”. And I add: “I just have to know when to choose my places, and when I can push him and when not to push him, so I can’t put my teammates in a position where they have to help me and then someone more open leaves because it can hurt us like that, so my job is to just stand in front of him and make it difficult for him“.
Baylor’s Coach, Scott Drew, said he is eager to see them compete: “And hopefully neither of them gets into foul trouble because it will be a matchup that everyone will want to see. They are both extremely competitive, both are so talented and both, the bigger the moment, the better they play. “.