Winnipeg native Emmanuel Akot has made updated his announcement that he is committing to the Arizona Wildcats of the Pac-12 Conference now for the 2017-18 NCAA season. Akot had initially made plans to join the Wildcats for the 2018-19 season but has reclassified to be able to join the program this fall. Had he completed his high school in Manitoba, this would have been his grade 12 year.
Arizona is one of the top men's basketball program in the US, currently sitting at #7 in the national rankings heading into March Madness and will be a tournament favourite.
Emman made the updated news public on his Twitter account earlier today including the comment below...
This past March, Akot made the news of his decision to head to Arzona...
Blessed to announce... pic.twitter.com/VD2pR9RYIA— Emman (@emman_akot) March 9, 2017
Emmanuel is currently attending Wasatch Academy in Utah after coming off his final year with Team Manitoba over the past summer. He has suited up for Team Canada over the past two summers and is expected to this coming summer as well. Prior to heading to Utah, he attended Kildonan East Collegiate and Valley Gardens Middle School in Winnipeg.
In February, Emmanuel was one of a select few to be invited to the NBA All-Star Game's Basketball Without Borders Camp that led
the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court, including movement efficiency, positional skill development, shooting and skills competitions, 5-on-5 games, and daily life skills seminars focusing on health, leadership and communication.
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