Kansas has reached the Final Four thanks to strong performances from players like Ochai Agbaji, David McCormack, Christian Braun, and Remy Martin.
However, one of these players is not like the other; Remy Martin has made his impact in the tournament by coming off the bench in relief of Dajuan Harris.
Martin was declared the Most Outstanding Player of the Midwest Region after the Jayhawks punched their ticket to the Final Four with a victory over Miami in the Elite Eight.
Despite Martin averaging 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game in the tournament, head coach Bill Self remains steadfast on starting Harris at point guard and bringing Martin off the bench.
It’s hard to argue with the future Hall of Famer, messing with a lineup in the Final Four after your team has won 32 games seems like a bad omen. Still, Martin’s performance in March has been incredible and he has certainly proven to be a catalyst for this Jayhawks team that looks poised to cut down the nets next week.
Kansas is set to face Villanova at 5:09 p.m. CT on Saturday for a spot in the National Championship Game next Monday at 8:20 p.m. CT.