Will Georgetown grad transfer head to WSU? With decision coming within a week, WSU reportedly among Akoy Agau's finalists

WASHINGTON STATE IS in the thick of a recruiting battle for a 6-8, 235-pound graduate transfer out of Georgetown. And his decision looks to come in a matter of days.

According to Jon Rothstein of CBSSports, forward Akoy Agau is down to Washington State and five other schools.

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Agau previously told Scout.com on Tuesday he would be making his decision within the next week (though there was no mention of WSU in that article). 

Agau would fill a big need in the Wazzu frontcourt with leading scorer Josh Hawkinson having graduated.  Hawkinson, who averaged a double-double last season, also played the most minutes of any Cougar last season (35.4 mpg). Another WSU big, Conor Clifford, also graduated after averaging 19.7 mpg this past season.

Agau will be immediately eligible this season. He's also in the process of requesting a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. If granted, he would have two more seasons of eligibility.

He began his college career at Louisville but never carved out a role with the Cardinals before transferring to Georgetown in 2015. He then missed his sophomore campaign due to a torn ACL. This past season, he averaged 4.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 30 games. He shot 50.6 percent from the field and 84 percent from the foul line. 

Agau helped Omaha Central High win four-consecutive state championships and was a top 100 recruit coming out of high school.

WSU currently has room for two more this cycle. Since the regular signing period has ended, any new additions will sign financial aid papers and become official when they take their first class at WSU.

Washington State landed three players during the signing periods: Tyler JC teammates Kwintin Hinson (a 6-4 shooting guard) and Davante Cooper (a 6-11 center) and Roberto Gittens out of Foss High (a 6-5 wing). Scout.com ranks Gittens among the top 30 shooting forwards in the nation and No. 9 in the West. He averaged 22 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2 blocks this season in leading Foss High to the Class 2A state title. Hinson averaged 14.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game this past season while Cooper averaged 4.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game.

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