5-Star 2018 SF Emmanuel Akot To Announce Commitment Thursday

    Emmanuel Akot is one of the prizes of the 2018 recruiting class, and he announced on Twitter that he'll decide between Arizona, Louisville, Oregon and Utah on Thursday.

    March 8, 2017

    Emmanuel Akot is one of the prizes of the 2018 recruiting class, and he announced on Twitter that he’ll decide between Arizona, Louisville, Oregon and Utah on Thursday.


    Emmanuel Akot’s announcement will have at least one school celebrating during Championship Week.

    The 5-star small forward said Wednesday on Twitter that he will make his college decision Thursday. Akot previously announced that he’ll be deciding between Arizona, Louisville, Oregon and Utah.

    Akot, who is a native of Canada, has been one of the most sought-after prospects in the 2018 class and is the consensus No. 1 player in Utah. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound slasher is extremely athletic and can play multiple positions on both ends of the floor. Akot can create his own shot off the dribble and is explosive to the rim, where he can finish with some of the best prospects in the country.

    Arizona has been hard after Akot, who officially visited the Wildcats on Feb. 24 for their game against UCLA. They’ve watched Akot play plenty over the last year and seem to be the favorite at the moment, but Louisville has also made a strong push.

    Akot took an official visit to Utah on March 1-3 as the Utes made their pitch to keep him in his adopted state. Akot received seven offers and is the No. 15 player in the nation in his class, both according to Scout.com. He’s a consensus 5-star and top-20 prospect by all major outlets.

    All indications are that Akot will remain out West.

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