SMU is bringing in a visitor who can supply immediate frontcourt help.
Akoy Agau, a graduate transfer forward from Georgetown, will begin a visit to SMU on Saturday, a source confirmed to PonyStampede. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein of FanRagSports. Agau concludes an official visit to Illinois on Friday.
The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Agau averaged 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 15 minutes per game for the Hoyas this past season. He played in all 30 games, starting eight, and finished as the team's fourth-leading scorer. Agau shot 50.6 percent from the field and 84 percent from the free throw line. He attempted 14 3-pointers, making three of them.
Agau has one year of eligibility left, but could get a second year if the NCAA grants him a medical hardship waiver. He missed the 2015-16 season due to injury.
A three-star recruit and the 19th-ranked center in the 2013 class, Agau began his college career at Louisville. He averaged 0.9 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.0 minutes per game as a freshman in 2013-14. He played in three games for Louisville in the 2014-15 season before transferring at the conclusion of the fall semester.
Agau attended high school at Omaha (Neb.) Central High School, where he won four state titles. His family moved to the United States from Africa in 2002.
SMU loses its two main forwards from 2016-17's 30-win team. Senior forward Ben Moore led the Mustangs in rebounding, averaging 7.8 rebounds per game. Reigning conference player of the year Semi Ojeleye, the team's leading scorer (19.0 points per game), is signing with an agent and will remain in the NBA Draft. SMU's 2017 class includes three-star forwards Everett Ray and Ethan Chargois.