2018 five-star small forward Emmanuel Akot from Mount Pleasant (Utah) Wasatch Academy released his top four today, and the hometown Utah Runnin’ Utes made the cut. The other three teams include Arizona, Louisville, and Oregon. All three of the schools Utah is going up against for the standout wing are basketball powerhouses. Akot is 6’ 6”, 185 and is originally from Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Runnin’ Utes head coach Larry Krystkowiak has done a great job keeping local talent home, so Utah definitely has a good shot to land the talented small forward.
Akot plays for the Canadian U-17 team per Scout.com's Director of Basketball Recruiting Evan Daniels.
2018 5-star wing Emmanuel Akot is down to Arizona, Louisville, Oregon and Utah, according to his coach. Playing for Canada in the U17 WC's.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) October 3, 2016
Akot would be a huge get for the Runnin’ Utes basketball team. He would be an immediate impact player. Below are some highlights of him as a sophomore:
The 247Sports Crystal Ball has two predictions for Akot, and both predict him committing to the Runnin’ Utes.