5-Star 2018 SF Emmanuel Akot Taking Official Visit To Arizona This Weekend

    Emmanuel Akot is one of the top prospects in the 2018 class, and he'll make an official visit to Arizona this weekend to see the Wildcats battle UCLA in a Pac-12 showdown.

    February 22, 2017

    Emmanuel Akot is one of the top prospects in the 2018 class, and he’ll make an official visit to Arizona this weekend to see the Wildcats battle UCLA in a Pac-12 showdown.


    Arizona head coach Sean Miller and his staff get an opportunity to make a lasting impression on not just one, but two standout recruits this weekend.

    Five-star 2018 small forward Emmanuel Akot will take an official visit to Arizona this weekend as the conference-leading Wildcats host UCLA in a Pac-12 showdown Saturday night. Akot will join 5-star 2017 point guard Trevon Duval, who also is taking an official visit to Tucson as he nears a decision.

    Akot confirmed the news on Twitter.

    Akot is the No. 13 overall player and No. 3 small forward in the 2018 class, according to Scout.com. He currently plays high school ball in Utah, but he’s originally from Canada and has seen his stock rise since coming to the U.S. as analysts have been able to see him play. Akot trimmed his list to four schools back in October and will choose from Arizona, Oregon, Louisville and Utah.

    The 6-foot-7, 190-pounder has displayed athleticism with his ability to knock down shots and get to the hoop easily. He’s a bit raw, but that comes with the territory with a high school junior still needing to improve.

    The biggest knocks against Akot are his turnovers and defensive consistency. Akot tends to play a bit wild at times and can give the ball away. He needs to add some more muscle, and that could help with his ability to stay in front of opponents. Overall, though, Akot has a lot of potential and is clearly one of the best prospects in his class.

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