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Louisville Basketball: Power Foward Akoy Agua Commits to the Cardinals

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Jon HancockSenior Analyst ISeptember 19, 2012

Akoy Agua, a power forward from Omaha, Nebraska, has committed to the Louisville Cardinals according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com. Agua made his decision after an in-home visit with Rick Pitino Wednesday night.

The 6'9" 230-pound big man is originally from South Sudan. He is rated the 20th best power forward by ESPN.com and is ranked the 83rd best player in the 2013 class by Rivals.com.

Agua chose Louisville over Georgetown, West Virginia, Memphis, Mississippi State and several other Division-I schools. Most scouts believed Georgetown was Agua's favorite. After his official visit to Louisville this past weekend the Cardinals emerged as the 4-star prospect's new leader.

"He said he really enjoyed the trip to Louisville," his high school coach, Eric Behrens, said. "He loved the coaches, facilities, campus, etc..."

For his size, Agua has a really nice shot and is very mobile. He is also a very skilled passer and ball handler.

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.”

Agua is Louisville's fourth commitment for the 2013 class. He joins guards Anton Gill, Terry Rozier and junior college transfer Chris Jones. Jones also committed after his official visit to Louisville this past weekend. 

With this class Rick Pitino may find himself with a Top Five recruiting class.

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

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