Three former Jesuit Dallas basketball players are participating in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Julius Marble, who graduated in 2019, only was able to see one game’s worth of action in March Madness. The forward for Michigan State scored 8 points in the Spartans’ March 18 game against the UCLA Bruins. Michigan State ended up losing the game 86-80 in overtime and was eliminated from the tournament.
Max Abmas, who also graduated in 2019, is a guard at Oral Roberts University. He scored 29 points for the 15-seed Golden Eagles in their first game against No. 2 seed Ohio State on March 19 and 26 points in the second round against seventh-seeded University of Florida on March 21.
Oral Roberts is scheduled to face off against Arkansas on March 27.
Guard Michael Jankovich, the son of SMU men’s basketball head coach Tim Jankovich, is a guard for the University of Kansas Jayhawks. He’s injured and hasn’t seen any playing time in the 2020-21 season, but he appeared in 10 games last year. The Jayhawks defeated the Eastern Washington Eagles on March 20 and will play against USC in their second-round game. Tipoff is set for 8:40 p.m. today.
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