Akoy Agau transferring from Louisville

University of Louisville sophomore forward Akoy Agau is transferring from the program at the end of the fall semester. Agau is uncertain where he will spend his final two years.

University of Louisville sophonore forward Akoy Agau has left the team and will transfer to a Division I school for the spring semester.

The 6-foot-9 Agau was rarely used in games this season by the Cardinals and said in a release he's unsure where he will transfer. Nebraska and Creighton have come up as the most likely landing destinations for Agau.

"This has been a great opportunity for me,” Agau said in the release. "I want to thank Coach Pitino and the entire staff. I learned a lot in the two years I have been here and built a great connection with everyone. Everyone in this program is part of my family and it is sad to leave, but this is the best decision for me.

"I’m always going to be a part of the Louisville family."

U of L will give him a full release. Agau had sports hernia surgery in late July and was slowed to start the season. He only played 19 games last season as a reserve.

"I sat down with Akoy and we agreed that it is in the best interest for his future to transfer to another university where playing time will be more readily available," U of L coach Rick Pitino said. "I’m very fond of Akoy as a person. He exemplifies all that we want in a Louisville man. We wish him nothing but good fortune going forward and will always consider him a part of this program."

Originally from Sudan, Agau lived in Cairo, Egypt as a child before moving to the U.S. in 2002. He played high school ball at Omaha Central and was a three-time All-State performer.

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