If you are a college basketball fan you are probably glued to your television watching NCAA tournament. Thanks to one of my readers, I just found out Notre Dame’s Zach Auguste, who is one of the most talented players in the tournament playing against the undefeated Kentucky team is Haitian American.
After Saturday nights game, Zach was the most talked about player after throwing down several dunks again Kentucky.
Notre Dame did an outstanding job of battling the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats in the first half of their Elite Eight matchup, thanks in part to Zach Auguste. The big man was a huge part of the Fighting Irish offense in the game’s first 20 minutes, scoring eight points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field. One of Auguste’s made field goals was an incredible putback dunk that came after a Pat Connaughton miss with just over seven minutes left in the first half. Few thought the Fighting Irish could hang with Kentucky, but it’s hard to count them out when they’re making hustle plays like that. On top of that, Notre Dame was arguably the better team in the first half, as they shot 46.4 percent from the field and held Kentucky to just 37.0 percent shooting. – Source
Notre Dame’s Zach Auguste attacked Kentucky’s defense fearlessly in the Elite Eight — apparently not having seen the damage the Kentucky big men can do to opposing player’s dunk attempts. With 15 minutes left in the second half and the Fighting Irish leading the tournament’s top seed, he came tearing through the Wildcats to grab the ball off the glass and slam it home.
Shortly after the dunk, which was in the middle of a 9-2 Notre Dame run, Kentucky called a timeout. – Source
Zachary Elias “Zach” Auguste is an American college basketball player, currently in his junior season with the University of Notre Dame. He played high school basketball for New Hampton. Auguste was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Jean Bazile Auguste and Lea Tzimoulis. His mother is of Greek descent and his father of Haitian. He is a Greek Orthodox attending the St. Anargyroi church in Marlborough, Massachusetts.Auguste speaks English, Greek and Haitian Creole. – Read Zach’s bio here