Michigan State University will have a true test on their hands against Zion Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils on Sunday in the East Regional final. Spartans head coach Tom Izzo and his staff are developing a plan in hopes of slowing down the presumed national player of the year.
Williamson is highly regarded as the upcoming No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. When speaking with reporters Saturday, Izzo insinuated the ideal defender for Williamson doesn’t even play basketball.
“Khalil Mack is a guy I look at,” Izzo said. “If I could borrow someone from the Bears, maybe we could cover him.”
It’s quite the proposition: The 6-3, 245-pound edge rusher Mack against the 6-7, 285-pound Williamson. Both athletes are incredibly gifted with great strength and surprising quickness for their size. Hopefully for the Spartans, Izzo has a Plan B for defending Williamson, as it’s unlikely the NCAA and Chicago Bears would approve him playing in the Elite 8. Williamson has averaged 26.7 points in three NCAA Tournament games this season.
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