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Video: NC State’s DJ Burns Jr. Says He Advised Zach Edey ‘You Large as Hell’ in Last 4

Scott Polacek @@ScottPolacek Featured Columnist IV April 7, 2024 Christian Petersen/Getty Images North Carolina State’s DJ Burns Jr. is anything but an undersized basketball player, but even he was looking way up at Purdue’s Zach Edey during Saturday’s Final Four matchup in the 2024 NCAA men’s tournament. “Bro, excuse my language, you big as hell,”

Video: NC State’s DJ Burns Jr. Says He Advised Zach Edey ‘You Large as Hell’ in Last 4

Scott LogoFeatured Columnist IVApril 7, 2024

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - APRIL 06: Zach Edey #15 of the Purdue Boilermakers handles the ball while being guarded by DJ Burns Jr. #30 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the first half in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four semifinal game at State Farm Stadium on April 06, 2024 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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North Carolina State’s DJ Burns Jr. is something however an undersized basketball participant, however even he was trying manner up at Purdue’s Zach Edey throughout Saturday’s Last 4 matchup within the 2024 NCAA males’s event.

“Bro, excuse my language, you large as hell,” Burns instructed reporters when discussing what he stated to Edey when he made the Boilermakers large man giggle. “I am like, ‘yo, I’ll determine you out.’ We had a little bit joke second.”

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DJ Burns Jr. on what he stated to Zach Edey that had him laughing in the course of the recreation: “Bro, excuse my language, you large as hell. I am like yo, I’ll determine you out. We had a little bit joke second.”#MarchMadness | #NCAATournament | #NCState | #Purdue

Burns is listed at 6’9″ and 275 kilos, whereas Edey is listed at 7’4″ and 300 kilos.

Whereas Burns had some assist from 6’10” Mohamed Diarra, NC State’s frontcourt may solely accomplish that a lot in the course of the 63-50 loss. Edey completed with 20 factors, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and two blocks whereas capturing 9-of-14 from the sphere.

He continued his NCAA event dominance with a fifth double-double in 5 video games.

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In all, Edey is averaging 28.0 factors and 15.4 rebounds per recreation whereas capturing 65.4 p.c within the Large Dance. He’s the first cause Purdue will play for a nationwide championship on Monday, though going through the 7’2″ Donovan Clingan and UConn will current a brand new problem.

Edey will not tower over Clingan like he does with so many different bigs, and whoever will get the most effective of that matchup may take house the championship.

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