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Loyola's Star Guard Turned Down A Scholarship Offer From This Major Program

Sister Jean hugs Loyola's Lucas Williamson.

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 22: Lucas Williamson #1 of the Loyola Ramblers celebrates with Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt after defeating the Nevada Wolf Pack during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Loyola's men's basketball team is off to the Final Four. The No. 11-seeded Ramblers beat Kansas State in the Elite Eight earlier this evening.

The team is led, in part, by junior guard Clayton Custer. The 6-foot-1 guard hit the shot to upset No. 3 seed Tennessee in the second round.

Custer has been solid throughout the entire NCAA Tournament. He's had double-digit points in three of the four wins. He had 7 points, 5 assists and 2 rebounds in the win over Kansas State today.

The guard wasn't that lightly recruited coming out of high school. He had a couple of major offers.

Among those offers: the team he beat today.

247Sports says Custer had an offer from Kansas State coming out of high school. He also held offers from Houston and Oklahoma State.

Custer committed to Iowa State and played for the Cyclones for one season before transferring.

What could have been...

Clearly, though, Custer is in the place where he's meant to be. He'll get to compete for a national championship next weekend.

Loyola will face the winner of the game between Michigan and Florida State in the Final Four next Saturday night.