Iggy Brazdeikis with the beautiful off-hand finish. Man, he is SO skilled, he should be getting a lot more attention.
— Basketball Society (@BBallSociety_) November 29, 2018
Michigan freshman Ignas Brazdeikis is one of the most gifted young scorers in college basketball.
At 6-foot-7, Brazdeikis has the ability to shoot over defenders, or attack the basket with his strength and skill, both of which he showed in an and-one finish in the first half against North Carolina. That’s a big part of the reason Brazdeikis was the No. 40 overall player in the 247Sports Composite: His sheer ability to put the ball in the hoop.
That wasn’t the only time Brazdeikis, who scored 13 first-half points, had his way going to the basket, as later in the half he generated two points with another slashing play. This time, he swooped in from the other side of the rim.
Iggy showing his ambidextrous – ness. pic.twitter.com/5y0PcT54fV
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) November 29, 2018
Michigan took a 39-35 lead into the halftime break after the Wolverines hit a couple of late three-pointers, including a Jordan Poole make with fewer than five seconds remaining after a Michigan steal.
North Carolina earned an early advantage as the Tar Heels were able to get out and run and generate some points before Michigan set its defense. But as the Wolverines settled in, and players like Brazdeikis settled in, the tide began to turn.