Louisville Cardinals Basketball

NCAA 2013 Recruit Akoy Agau Excited About Upcoming Louisville Visit

Photo by Francis Gardler/Lincoln Journal Star
Photo by Francis Gardler/Lincoln Journal Star
Jon HancockSenior Analyst ISeptember 12, 2012

Akoy Agau, a senior power forward from Omaha, Nebraska, will visit Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals this weekend.

Agau is a very highly recruited prospect who plays for Omaha Central High School. His high school coach, Eric Behrens, said he is “very excited” about visiting Louisville this weekend. Louisville will be his first official visit.

“They’ve definitely been successful, and they made the Final Four this year,” Agau told Steve Jones of the Courier Journal. “Those are all things that are definitely really positive. I’m obviously going to go check it out, see the people and the atmosphere and get a feel for it this weekend.”

The 6'9” big man is a native of South Sudan. He is ranked 24th-best power forward by 247Sports.com and the 83rd-best player in the 2013 class according to Rivals.com.

ESPN says of Agau, “Akoy is raw offensively. He scores mostly on put-backs, dump offs and tip ins inside. He is much more of a power forward right now and probably projects to that position down the road.”

“I think he ended up with over 30 offers,” Behrens said. “Georgetown, Louisville, West Virginia, Mississippi State and Memphis are at the top of his current list.”

“I think he will decide this fall after all of his visits have been taken and when he feels comfortable with one particular school.”

Agau helped lead Omaha Central High win the Nebraska Boys Class A state basketball championship last season. He had 16 points, 13 boards and 14 blocks in the championship game.

He is able to move down the floor very well for being 6'9” 230 lbs. Agau has a nice mid-range jumper and can handle the ball fairly well for a power forward.

Agau has a very good relationship with Louisville assistant coach, Kareem Richardson. The two have known each other since Richardson was an assistant at Xavier, where he was in-charge of recruiting.

Junior college transfer, Chris Jones, will also be visiting Louisville this weekend. Jones is a highly recruited point guard from NW Florida State College.

Agau also has visits set up for West Virginia and Georgetown soon, according to Behren. He may also visit Mississippi State and Memphis.

Jon Hancock is a contributor for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained firsthand.

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