One of the most versatile prospects in the 2018 class comes from Mount Pleasant (Utah) Wasatch Academy in Emmanuel Akot.
The 6-foot-7, 190-pound small forward, ranked 17th in the country by Scout, is a terrific athlete who can handle, pass, rebound and score by attacking the glass or with his jumper.
“I think I’m playing well this season,” Akot said. “I’m facilitating well and scoring. I’ve been shooting from three really well.”
The five-star prospect says the next step in recruiting process will be visits.
“I’m going to set up officials during Christmas break,” he said. “I’ll probably take all of my officials between January and March and then make a decision from there.”
Akot, who says he has no leader amongst the four finalists, broke down what he likes about each program still involved in his recruitment.
Arizona: “They have a great coaching staff. They produce NBA players and that’s where I want to go. They have five and four-star players so that’s who I would be practicing against.”
Louisville: “It’s the ACC, they play fast and pressure the ball. They have a great offense and let their scorers score.”
Oregon: “It’s the Pac-12, it’s a great conference, and they love Canadian players there. I could go there and it would feel like family.”
Utah: “It’s a great conference in the Pac-12 and they have great coaches. They’ll play me at point guard which I feel is almost my natural position.”
While Akot wants to take all of his official visits, it’s possible he ends his recruitment if he finds the right place.
“I’ll commit whenever I feel comfortable,” Akot said. “If I go to a school and I like it then I would commit.”
There will be three main factors in the school Akot chooses.
“Environment, family and player development,” he said.