June 20, 2012

Agau impressed with WVU, plans return

After competing in the NBPA Top 100 Camp, Omaha (Ne.) Central High School power forward Akoy Agau made a one-day visit to take in the West Virginia campus and is already making plans to return.

Agau, 6-foot-9, 230-pound, was impressed with the one-on-one attention he received from the West Virginia coaching staff and the structure to the visit.

"I think it was great. They showed me around the new practice facility, inside the weight room and where they play," he said. "One thing that I thought was really cool was they had the whole day planned with what I was going to do."

The 2013 prospect also had the chance to meet with head coach Bob Huggins for about an hour at the end of his visit and that's when he got word that the Mountaineers were extending him a scholarship offer. It was something that completely caught him off guard, but Agau was excited to add the Mountaineers to his growing list of scholarship offers.

"We were sitting in his office and that's when they offered me," he said. "It was exciting and Bob Huggins is a really great coach."

Huggins compared Agau's playing style to former Mountaineer Kevin Jones, something that the rising senior called "an honor."

"He thinks I'm the type of player that can do it all. He compared me to KJ because he comes out to shoot threes and rebounds very well," he said. "I think Kevin Jones is a great player and I thought it was an honor being compared to him. He's been very successful in the offense that Bob Huggins runs."

The Rivals.com three-star also spent time with some of the current players including Dominique Rutledge, which he had previously known through a friend.

"He showed me around and I talked to some of the freshmen," he said.

Agau, who's collected 29 scholarship offers, isn't close to making a decision but has the Mountaineers squarely in the mix for his services. He hopes to find a program that will offer him not only opportunities on the basketball court, but in the classroom as well. Agau cited his relationship with the coaching staff and the current players as two factors that will help him shape his decision.

"It's a long list, but West Virginia is definitely in there," he said.

Agau, who averaged 12 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks per game last season, was impressed with the visit and plans to return to see even more of the campus in the future. He is still in the process of selecting which schools he wants to officially visit this fall.

"It was a great visit and there's still a lot more stuff that I need to see with the campus," he said. "I'm definitely going back up there to see the rest of the campus."

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