After winning NAIA title, ex-teammates making giant leap


              FILE - Loyola's (La.) Myles Burns (3) is congratulated by his teammates after he was named tournament MVP, as Loyola celebrates a 71-56 win against Talladega in the NAIA men's national championship college basketball game Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. Zach Wrightsil, Burns and Brandon Davis withstood the obstacles surrounding Hurricane Ida’s arrival in New Orleans last year and helped Loyola-New Orleans win the NAIA championship. Now the three of them are trying to make a jump rarely attended by going directly from an NAIA program to an NCAA Division I school. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
            
              FILE - Loyola (La.) guard Brandon Davis (10) shoots against Talladega forward Camron Reece (33) during the second half of the NAIA men's championship college basketball game Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. Loyola won 71-56. Zach Wrightsil, Myles Burns and Davis withstood the obstacles surrounding Hurricane Ida’s arrival in New Orleans last year and helped Loyola-New Orleans win the NAIA championship. Now the three of them are trying to make a jump rarely attended by going directly from an NAIA program to an NCAA Division I school. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)
            
              FILE - Loyola's (La.) Zach Wrightsil, left, is congratulated by his teammates after winning the NAIA Player of the Year award as they celebrate their 71-56 win over Talladega in the national championship college basketball game, Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. They already overcame the ravages of a hurricane to win a national title at their old school. Now former Loyola-New Orleans teammates Zach Wrightsil, Myles Burns and Brandon Davis are aiming for one more improbable achievement as they attempt to make the leap from their NAIA program and succeed at the NCAA Division I level. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)
            
              Marquette's Zach Wrightsil defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Radford Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in Milwaukee. They already overcame the ravages of a hurricane to win a national title at their old school. Now former Loyola-New Orleans teammates Zach Wrightsil, Myles Burns and Brandon Davis are aiming for one more improbable achievement as they attempt to make the leap from their NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) program and succeed at the NCAA Division I level(AP Photo/Morry Gash)
            
              Marquette's Zach Wrightsil runs during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Radford Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in Milwaukee. They already overcame the ravages of a hurricane to win a national title at their old school. Now former Loyola-New Orleans teammates Zach Wrightsil, Myles Burns and Brandon Davis are aiming for one more improbable achievement as they attempt to make the leap from their NAIA program and succeed at the NCAA Division I level. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
After winning NAIA title, ex-teammates making giant leap