Akoy Agau to make it official with Cards
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Akoy Agau to make it official with Cards

Omaha, Neb., Central High School senior Akoy Agau committed to the University of Louisville in September and will make it official today. Agau is one of four prospects expected to sign letters-of-intent with the Cardinals.

It's the day Akoy Agau has been waiting on.

The 6-foot-9, 240-pound center from Omaha, Neb., Central High School will sign his national letter-of-intent with the University of Louisville, making it official during a ceremony at his school.

"I can't wait," Agua said. "First, I am happy the recruiting process is over. It can be tough and I'm glad that it's ended. And I picked a great place for me. I'm signing with the No. 2 team in the country and I just can't wait to get there.

"I am just ready to seal the deal by signing."

Agau, whose high school season doesn't begin until Dec. 7, picked the Cardinals over Georgetown and West Virginia and said "I know I made the right decision."

"Coach (Rick) Pitino told me to keep doing what I am doing," Agau said. "He told me that I needed to work on my body a little but to keep working hard.

"I just want to show I have improved. All of the stuff that people said I couldn't do, I worked on and the stuff that I could already do, I made even stronger."

Agau is a rare elite-level prospect from Nebraska and is heading into his fourth season at Omaha Central. The Omaha Journal-Star reported that Agau is the first in-state player that was such a hot national prospect since Andre Woolridge in 1991.

A native of Sudan, Agau said in an interview in June at the NBA Players' Association Top 100 camp that his family was displaced from Sudan by the war and spent time in Egypt before moving to the United States around 2002.

Agau has helped Omaha Central to the Class A state title three years in a row. He had a triple-double 16 points, 13 rebounds and 14 blocked shots during the state championship final. In three state championships, Agau had 30 blocks.