The 2021 NCAA Event started in earnest on Thursday night with a quadruple-header of First 4 video games. The primary sport pitting at-large groups featured the Drake Bulldogs and the Wichita State Shockers and, whereas the early going was a bit sluggish for Drake, the upstart squad from the Missouri Valley Convention offered the primary main spotlight of this 12 months’s match. Sophomore guard Joseph Yesufu grabbed the ball after a steal and, regardless of some resistance, the 6’Zero guard rose up and dunked to the delight of basketball followers and Turnerplay-by-play man Brian Anderson.
Anderson’s response on the decision spoke for everybody, as this was fairly a play from a comparatively diminutive guard. Yesufu has been a key piece for Drake this season, particularly in latest days. Incumbent place to begin Roman Penn is out for the season resulting from a foot damage and, in his stead, Yesufu has scored 20 factors or extra in 5 of the final seven video games.
It’s most likely correct to say that Yesufu has by no means made a play in entrance of a bigger tv viewers than this one. For good measure, his play was additionally a part of an 11-Zero run for Drake to shut the primary half and, fittingly, it was Yesufu that additionally capped the spurt with a three-point connection on the ultimate possession of the half.
Yesufu’s play could also be surpassed sooner or later within the subsequent few weeks. Nevertheless, this was an instance of setting the bar excessive within the competitors for “dunk of the match” honors, particularly when accounting for his measurement and the defensive consideration he drew.