Consider it a significant loss in recruiting momentum for Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles, who’d been gaining steam on the recruiting trail over the last month.
Omaha Central star Akoy Agau, one of the state’s most sought-after instate prospects in more than a decade, gave his oral commitment Wednesday night to Louisville, according to his high school coach, Eric Behrens.
Agau recently visited Louisville and welcomed coach Rick Pitino today for an in-home visit.
“I think he’s glad that it’s over. He’s very happy with his decision," Behrens said. "It’s a great opportunity for him. I hope the people in Nebraska will be extremely excited for him and this opportunity.”
The 6-foot-9 Agau averaged 12 points and seven rebounds last season, and he’s the second big man to spurn Nebraska is the past week. Forward Vitto Brown, who visited Nebraska on Sept. 1, gave his commitment to Wisconsin on Friday.
Nebraska has commitments from three guards for the 2013 class: Nick Fuller, Nathan Hawkins and Tai Webster.
We’ll have more on Agau’s decision to come.