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FIve-star forward Emmnauel Akot to join Arizona this season instead of 2018

Posted: 2:19 PM, May 22, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-23 03:09:32Z
Five-star forward Emmanuel Akot will graduate from high school early and enroll at Arizona next season, instead of 2018.
 
"After much thought, my family and I have decided to join the 2017 class and become a member of the Arizona Basketball family next season," Akot tweeted
 
Akot attended Wasatch Academy in Utah. The 6-foot-6 wing is a versatile perimeter prospect who can handle the ball and create for teammates. Originally from Canada, he averaged 17.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game during the two April live periods for Exum Elite Utah Prospects on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit. Akot also shot 47.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.
 
Akot was ranked No. 21 in the ESPN 60 for 2018, the No. 4 small forward in the class.
 
Akot joins a recruiting class led by seven footer DeAndre Ayton. It includes Brandon Randolph, Ira Lee and Alex Barcello. 
 
Akot's decision comes less than 24 hours after freshman Rawle Alkins announced he was withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to Tucson for his sophomore season. Sophomore star Allonzo Trier did the same last month.