4-star center Deng Gak of Blair Academy cuts to five

Deng Gak, a 6-foot-10 four-star class of 2017 prospect from Blair Academy (N.J.) and the PSA Cardinals AAU program, tells Peegs.com he has cut to a final five schools.

One of the nation’s top frontcourt prospects is down to his final five schools.

Deng Gak, a 6-foot-10 four-star class of 2017 center from Blair Academy (N.J.), tells Peegs.com hat his final five schools are Indiana, Duke, Kansas, Miami and Florida.

"They're all good schools that created a good relationship with me," Gak told Peegs.com.

Gak said he hasn’t yet decided if he will take official visits to all five of those schools.

Gak is currently ranked No. 82 nationally in the 2017 class by Scout.com.

Gak plays for the PSA Cardinals AAU program, the same as current Indiana sophomore center Thomas Bryant.

Indiana scouted Gak heavily during the two spring and three summer evaluation periods.

(SEE ALSO: Video of Deng Gak in action.)


Deng Gak is an Australian post prospect that made his way to the United States at the beginning of his junior year. At 6-foot-10, Gak has good size and length. He moves fluidly and runs the floor extremely well. Gak has good athleticism and quickly bounces off the ground.

Gak, who played for Australia in the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships, has a nice set of tools on the offensive end, as he has a very good set of hands and impressive touch around the basket and from short range. Defensively, his athleticism, length and ability to get off the floor, help him as a shot blocker and he can certainly be effective in this area.

The issue, at this stage, is he's not physically ready yet, as he lacks the strength to play physical. With that said, he has a good basketball frame and as he gets older and spends more time in the weight room, his body will fill out.

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