Akoy Agau Picks Louisville

Posted on Sep 20 2012 - 3:15am by Charlie Roth









Louisville got its second commitment for the 2013 class in one week in 6’9 power forward Akoy Agau. Yesterday, it was reported that Agau was down to Georgetown and Louisville, and it was clear that Rick Pitino and Louisville had all the momentum in Akoy’s recruitment after his official visit this weekend. With Akoy Agau committing Wednesday night, it looks like that momentum really payed off.

In an interview with Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal, Akoy Agau commented on the fact that he gave Rick Pitino a late 60th birthday present Wednesday night with his commitment.

“I told him, ‘Coach, I know it was your birthday yesterday, and I have a late present for you,’” Agau said. “ ‘ Next year I’ll be attending the University of Louisville.’ And he was like, ‘Wow, it’s a great year to be 60.’”

Agau chose Louisville over Georgetown, West Virginia, Baylor, Memphis, Mississippi State, and Nebraska. Agau is ranked #81 in the 2013 class by ESPN.com. With Agau’s commitment, Scout.com’s Evan Daniels noted that Louisville’s 2013 class with Gill, Rozier, Jones, and now Agau is ranked second only behind Florida.

The big question now is whether or not Louisville is done recruiting the frontcourt for the 2013 class with the commitment of Agau. Despite being listed at 6’9 and 235-pounds, Akoy Agau is listed as a power forward, and it is clear that Rick Pitino wants a center prospect to round out the 2013 class. The center prospects that Louisville is still targeting in the 2013 class included Marcus Lee, BeeJay Anya, and Joel Embiid. While Agau certainly adds to Louisville’s 2013 class, it would be ideal if they got a big man like Lee, Anya, or Embiid to round it out.

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