Westbrook delivers an inspirational message to Loyola-Chicago

The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard is in San Antonio ahead of a matchup with San Antonio Spurs. Loyola faces Michigan on Saturday.

Kahron Spearman

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook just happens to be in San Antonio to play the Spurs on Thursday night, in a matchup with playoff implications for the home team.

However, Myron Medcalf of ESPN also reports that the reigning NBA MVO also made time to meet with players of Final Four participant Loyola-Chicago. Westbrook just happened to get out of his transport SUV at the same time as star-struck members of the Ramblers' team in the vicinity.

When we saw Russell Westbrook, a few of us took pictures with him. He just said, 'What's up?' He was like, 'Good luck, go ahead and win it.'

Aundre Jackson
Senior forward, Loyola-Chicago Ramblers

"Everyone's jaws dropped," said forward Aher Uguak, a transfer from New Mexico, who's sitting out the season due to NCAA transfer regulations. "It's crazy to see one of your idols in front of you and just to see he's a really cool dude and just a regular guy also."

The No. 11 seed Ramblers (32-5), winners an NCAA-leading 14 straight games, take on the third-seeded Michigan Wolverines (32-7) on Saturday night.