Akoy Agau gains spring interest
Friday, 18 May 2012 16:46 Written by Van Coleman
One of the top power forwards in the Midwest 6-8 Akoy Agau talked with us about his recruiting at the Nike EYBL in Dallas.
We've had the opportunity to see Akoy Agau (Picture courtesy NY2LA Sports) with Team Nebraska at the "Real Deal in the Rock" in Arkansas, and again this past weekend in Dallas at the Nike EYBL with the All-Iowa Attack. And, this Omaha Central prep has shown a much improved face-up game with the ability to score from 15-17 feet on the elbow and to attack the rim off the dribble.
This is something he has been working to improve as he told us.
"I've been working on my perimeter game, I've worked on my ability to drive from perimeter," Akoy Agau told XOFan. "And I've really worked on improving my jumper off the dribble or around the arc."
Agau has shown immense improvement with dribble drive and pull-up jumper as he gets tons of double-team attention from opponents when we watched in both Little Rock and Dallas. He is an excellent passer off the dribble who sees open teammates and is willing to be unselfish and make the pass. This is going to be a real strength that the high majors on his school list are going to love. His jumper from three is still a work-in-progress, but he did hit a couple.
He is definitely a top one hundred talent as he showed, more than holding his own, versus top fifteen rated Johnathan Williams of the Bluff City Legends. He made Williams work for every shot on the blocks and did a solid job defending the long left hander on face-up. Offensively he took Williams to hoop on couple occasions and knocked down turnaround and jump hook on the blocks. That match-up solidified his spot in our next top one hundred update.
He said that recruiting was just starting to pick up since the spring evaluation period. He is starting to hear from a number of national schools to go with the locals who have been on him since his sophomore year.
We expect that list to continue to grow as he is just starting to develop a more versatile face-up foour game that is going to attact interest to go with his 6-8 230-pound frame.
Akoy likes to get out and run the court and wants to play in an open court system if possible.
"I want to play in an uptempo system." Akoy continued. "I like to play in transition and I think it fits my skills, so that will make a difference (whwn picking a school)."
That bodes well for the schools who make the uptempo game their focus, but it wasn't the only criteria he's considering.
He also mentioned that the ability to play as a freshman and academic choices will weigh heavily in his decision. But, he said he's not as worried about schools as improving his game and getting out and playing. So it may be a while before he makes a decision...a plus for the coaches out there that haven't seen him play.
XOFan.com will continue to follow this talented rising senior power forward as he continues to move toward making his college decision this summer or fall.