Akoy Agau
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Akoy Agau

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Omaha, Neb.

High School:
Omaha Central

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 235

Position:
F


03/31/2014

Pitino Reviews 2013-14 Men's Basketball Season

The Cardinals finished the year with a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16.

11/08/2013

Men's Basketball Opens Season Against College of Charleston

Wayne Blackshear scored a team-high 18 and had three steals in the win over the Cougars last year.

03/19/2014

2014 NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNEMENT |DAY 1 PRACTICE

2014- NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament | Day 1 Practice

03/14/2014

LOUISVILLE v HOUSTON | AAC SEMIFINAL

Louisville v Houston | AAC Semifinal

01/16/2014

LOUISVILLE v HOUSTON

Louisville Men's Basketball v Houston

12/04/2013

LOUISVILLE v MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY

Louisville v Missouri-Kansas City

10/19/2013

LOUISVILLE MEN'S BASKETBALL SCRIMMAGE 3

Louisville Men's Basketball Scrimmage 3

High School:

  • Pronounced uh-KOY uh-GOW; like cow with a "G."
  • Averaged 12.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and blocked 81 shots as a senior last season in leading Omaha Central to a 26-4 record and the fourth straight Nebraska Class A state championship.
  • A three-time all-state selection, Agau ranked No. 84 nationally in the ESPN 100, 86th by Rivals.com, and was 18th nationally among centers by Scout.com.
  • Had 20 points and nine rebounds in a 70-63 upset victory over Oak Hill Academy on Feb. 9, 2013.
  • First player in Nebraska Class A history to play on four state championship teams.
  • Averaged 11.6 points and 6.8 rebounds and blocked 92 shots as a junior.
  • Had a triple-double in the state championship game as a junior with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 14 blocked shots against Omaha South. As a freshman, he totaled 18 points, 15 rebounds and nine blocked shots in a 71-59 victory over Norfolk in the state title game.
  • Speaks three languages: Dinka, Arabic and English.
  • Participated in the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic all-star game.
  • Originally from Sudan, Africa, Agau moved to Cairo, Egypt as a child before coming to the United States in 2002.
  • Also played tight end and defensive end at Omaha Central and participated in the high jump, triple jump and long jump.
  • Narrowed his collegiate choices to Georgetown, Baylor, Memphis, West Virginia and Nebraska before signing with UofL.

Personal:

  • Born Nov. 28, 1994 ... Son of Madut Agau and Adaw Makeir ... Oldest of six children in his family (Magay, Aguir, Achol, Atong, Akol) ... Major is biology with a minor in English.
  • Personal goal at UofL is to earn a degree and win a national championship.
  • Best moment of his athletic career to date was winning his fourth-straight high school championship as a senior.
  • Enjoys watching movies and hanging out with his teammates in his spare time.
  • Chose to attend UofL because "it will help me achieve all of the goals I have."
  • Best basketball advice given to him was to "play each game like it's your last."
  • Most proud of going to college.
  • Few people know that he used to play soccer.
  • When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Michael Jordan.
  • If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is it is clean and organized.
  • Chose to wear No. 22 as a "new beginning."
  • Among reality shows, he feels he would fare best on Jersey Shore.
  • Best thing about being a Cardinal is all the amazing fans.
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: his knack and love to coach the game of basketball and to help his players succeed.
  • Would most like to meet Dick Vitale.

Favorites:

  • Basketball Player: LeBron James
  • Athlete, other than a basketball player: Tiger Woods
  • NBA Team: Miami Heat
  • Movies: Taken, Like Mike
  • TV Shows: Teen Wolf, Smallville
  • Comedian: Kevin Hart, Dave Chappelle
  • TV Sports Personality: Dick Vitale
  • Musical Groups/Singers: Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Drake, J. Cole
  • Book: Harry Potter books
  • Subject: English, history
  • Web Site: ESPN.com
  • Foods: lasagna, meat loaf
  • Midnight Snack: chips, candy
  • Vacation spot: somewhere on the beach
  • Best Player Ever Faced: Andrew Wiggins

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