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Emmanuel Akot's Early Arrival Boosts Arizona's Depth

The destination was no surprise. Emmanuel Akot had already been committed to Arizona. However, it was his official arrival in Tuscon, AZ, that came a lot sooner than expected.

With an open scholarship available for the 2017-18, the 6-foot-7 versatile wing explored his options and stunned fans in May by announcing he would graduate high school a year early and play for the Wildcats next season, which starts during a three-game tour in Spain live on FloHoops.


Of all the options head coach Sean Miller was exploring, landing a reclassified Akot was likely not on the public radar, but it certainly is a welcomed addition to an already stacked roster and signing class of Deandre Ayton, Alex Barcello, Ira lee, Brandon Randolph, and Duke transfer Chase Jeter.

A Canada native, Akot dazzled during his junior campaign to average 16.5 points and 10.1 rebounds and lead Mt. Pleasant (Utah) Wasatch Academy to DICK’s Nationals. He also averaged 17.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.6 assists during the spring live periods for Exum Elite Utah Prospects on the adidas Gauntlet circuit.



By no means will Akot be asked to be the star, but there is no doubt he brings a college-ready game to potentially help take Arizona to the promised land.


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