June 17, 2011

Agau hears from Iowa

The Hawkeye coaches were hitting the phone lines on Wednesday morning, which was the first day that coaches could call 2013 basketball prospects. One of the early calls they made was to Akoy Agau, who is one of the top players in the Midwest in that class.

Last fall he visited the Iowa campus and picked up a scholarship offer from Coach Fran McCaffery. On Wednesday, he spoke with Assistant Coach Andrew Francis, who invited him back for another visit.

"Iowa was out to see me play this past season and I talked to the coaches after they beat Purdue at the end of the season. Today I talked to Coach Francis and he told me how much they would like to have me visit again this summer and come out and play with the guys on the team. I'm going to try and get out there if I can," he said.

Agau says that he lost his phone recently and now has a new number, so a lot of coaches don't know how to get in touch with him. However, a few coaches did find a way to reach him on the first day that coaches could contact 2013 prospects. In addition to Iowa, Agau heard from Iowa State, Kansas, Nebraska, Xavier, and Tennessee, who recently offered him a scholarship.

"I picked up an offer from Coach Martin at Tennessee and I think I'm going to do down there to their camp this month to see what it's like there."

Agau is now up to 235 pounds and in addition to hitting the weight room, he has been very busy playing a lot of basketball this spring. After winning his second straight state title with his Omaha Central High School teammates, he has been splitting time playing with Martin Brothers/All Iowa Attack and also Team Nebraska.

That splitting of time will continue once the July evaluation period gets underway in a few weeks. Agau plans on playing the first half of the month with Team Nebraska and then he will hook up with the Martin Brothers/All Iowa Attack team at Peach Jam and also play with them in Orlando.

Early this month he made his way to California and participated in the Pangos All American Camp, which featured many of the top prospects in the 2012/13 class. It was a real learning experience for Agau and he hopes it will make him a better player.

"It was a real eye opener for sure," he said with a laugh. "I'm not used to playing with so many high level players like that and it took me a little time to adjust. It was really competitive, but as the tournament went on, I felt like I got better and better. I know it will certainly make me a better player in the future."

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