Utah High Schooler Playing For NCAA Title Tonight!
I didn't get the memo on this kid.
I did a whole story during the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament about the last remaining Mormon kid in the tournament. It was the big man Jaxon Kohler from Michigan State by way of American Fork high school.
He played like two minutes a game. He's a youngin.
But to my surprise, the Deseret News did a piece on the last remaining player in the tournament who played high school basketball in the state of Utah. Link to full story here.
I've been talking about this kid all March and had no idea he played at Wasatch Academy. His name is Matt Bradley and he's a big reason why the #5 seed San Diego State Aztecs are in the championship game.
He's from California, played at Wasatch Academy, averaged 17 points per game during the 2017-18 season, went to Cal initially and then found his way to SDSU.
Here he is at Wasatch:
He was a four star player in high school and is definitely a pro basketball player. He's strong as an ox and is a dream tournament guard. Doesn't make mistakes. He's physical on both ends of the court and can knock down shots.
He's arguably been the Aztecs most important player in March. He hasn't committed more than one turnover a game one time in the tournament as their high usage guard. Remarkable.
He's got his work cut out for him against UCONN as a 7-point underdog, but he'll have everybody west of New England cheering for him including those of us in the great state of Utah!