Akoy Agau off to solid start in Nebraska

University of Louisville men's basketball signee Akoy Agau is off to a fast start in his senior season at Omaha, Neb., Central High School. Scout.com national analyst Evan Daniels caught up with Agau at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla.

In search of his fourth consecutive Nebraska state title, Akoy Agau is off to a fast start for Omaha, Neb., Central High School this season.

The 6-foot-9 University of Louisville signee is averaging over 20 points for Omaha Central. The Eagles are 5-2 after finishing 1-2 last week in the prestigious City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla., playing against top national competition.

The native of Sudan had 16 points and six rebounds in an opening-round win over McDonough, Ga., which was a state-record 41st consecutive victory for the Eagles. He had 13 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in a loss to Long Beach, Calif., Poly in the second round of the event.

Agau had 14 points and eight rebounds, hitting three three-point field goals, in a battle with the Class of 2014 No. 2 player Jahlil Okafor in the Eagles' final game. Chicago Whitney Young won the game 60-57.

"I'm playing decent," Agau told Scout.com national analyst Evan Daniels at the event. "There are some things I can work on, clean up a little. I know I need to rebound a little better."

Agau said he has "definitely been working on" his three-point field goal, while also trying to hone his other skills.

"The all around game, being able to play in the post," he said when asked what he's doing when he's at his best. "I think being double-teamed, being able to make good passes out of the post. I guess just being team player.

"I've been trying to create mismatches. If I have a big man on me, then I will try to create out on the floor, but if I have a small guy I will try to use my size."

Agau said he signed with U of L for "more than a feeling I had." He said U of L coach Rick Pitino has compared him to former U of L star Earl Clark.

"He said I will be able to do the same things he did when he was there," Agau said. "Louisville just felt like the right place for me."

Agau appears to be ready for the Cardinals on the floor and also in his choice of food. He had a trip to Waffle House, which is the favorite spot for junior guard Russ Smith. He had photos taken with him in Sports Illustrated last week.

After the win on Tuesday, Agau ordered an assortment of food from Waffle House and then tweeted a picture with the hash tag #lifeisgood.


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