Ochai Agbaji: Nigerian-born Basketball Star Wins Biggest US Collegiate Title
Nigerian-born basketball star, Ochai Agbaji won the biggest title in US college basketball and, with it, a finals MVP.
Agbaji played a crucial role in the Kansas Jayhawks’ 72-69 come-from-behind win over North Carolina in the final.
The guard featured for 37 minutes, contributing 12 points and three rebounds to his teams’ victory.
Thanks to a second-half flurry Agbaji led Kansas to erase a 16-point deficit and complete the biggest comeback in title game history,
Furthermore, the feat surpassed Loyola Chicago’s 15-point rally against Cincinnati in 1963.
After the victory, Agbaji was named the 2022 NCAA Men’s Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
Previously, he won the Associated Press and coaches’ Big 12 Player of the Year, Big 12 tournament MVP, and made the first-team All-American.
Meanwhile, Agbaji has local roots born in Milwaukee.
Ochai Agbaji is the son of two University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee basketball players, Erica and Olofu Agbaji.
Also, the couple’s daughter, Orie, played college volleyball as a middle blocker in Texas.