2022 Final Four: Ochai Agbaji wins Most Outstanding Player, but was he the most deserving Kansas star?

Written by sidhanta

Kansas All-American Ochai Agbaji was named the 2022 Final Four Most Outstanding Player on Monday night following the Jayhawks' record-breaking comeback to top North Carolina 72-69 in the national championship game

 Agbaji scored 33 points over the two games, including a near-perfect shooting performance against Villanova in the Final Four.

Agbaji shot 6 of 8 against the Wildcats, including a 6-of-7 mark from behind the 3-point arc as he poured in 21 points -- by far his best marksmanship in more than a month.

Against North Carolina, Agbaji finished with 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting, but he led the Jayhawks in scoring in the first half with eight points when Kansas couldn't buy a bucket.

 Additionally, one of his second-half plays was among the game's biggest when he laid the ball in through contact and converted the and-one at the free throw line to tie the game at 50-all.

That marked the first time Kansas had pulled even since North Carolina built an advantage that swelled to as many as 16 points. 

The decision of Agbaji was an interesting one. Remy Martin, while he didn't have a great game against Villanova, scored 11 second-half points and hit several huge shots in the national championship game

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