Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs has been one of the most impressive players in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. The freshman is averaging 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game while shooting 45.1% from the floor in tournament play. He also had a game-winning half-court heave that will go down as one of the best buzzer beaters in March Madness history.
Apparently, things wouldn't be much different if he had chosen to play football instead. Suggs was also an elite football recruit, and his high school highlight tape is about as impressive as you'd expect.
Suggs was a high school quarterback, and a good one. He was the No. 5 ranked recruit in the state of Minnesota and had offers from blue-blood programs like Ohio State and Nebraska.
In the video, he puts the athleticism we've seen thus far in the tournament on full display. He's effortless juking people, hurdling opponents, and his arm doesn't look half bad, either. Suggs even completes a bomb that travels about 45 yards in the air. The guy looks like a young Lamar Jackson out there.
While it would've been fun to watch Suggs play football at the college level, Gonzaga fans have to be pretty pumped he stuck with basketball.
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