PULLMAN – Kuany Kuany, a highly-coveted forward from Melbourne, Australia, trimmed his list of finalists to three schools two weeks ago and is announcing Thursday whether he’ll be playing his college basketball at Washington State, California or Nevada.
Wednesday, the 6-foot-10 forward from Prolific Prep (Napa, California) indicated on Twitter the Cougars, Golden Bears and Wolf Pack wouldn’t have to wait much longer, posting an 18-second video of him wearing jerseys of all three schools.
Kuany has taken an official visit to all three schools already and it’s unknown if he’s leaning toward a single school at this point. The Kenyan-born big man made his trip to the Palouse the weekend of April 12 and was the first known prospect to visit the WSU campus under new coach Kyle Smith, according to Cougfan.com
Kuany had a number of suitors during the recruting process and also lists offers from schools like Florida State, Kansas State, Georgia, DePaul and South Florida.
According to PrepCircuit.com, the long, tall Kuany averaged 9.9 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game and 1.2 blocks per game during his senior season at Prolific Prep.
Kuany is capable of playing three positions on the floor – both forward positions and center – and he has the athleticism to run the court and handle the ball, even with his 6-10, 200-poound stature.
If WSU landed a commitment from the international big man, it would cap an impressive recruiting stretch for Smith, who signed three-star high school prospect Noah Williams on Tuesday and inked junior college transfer Isaac Bonton on Wednesday. Smith’s first signee, Colorado State graduate transfer Deion James, sent in his letter of intent to WSU last week.
Kuany’s commitment would also cement Smith’s goal to rebuild WSU’s recruiting pipeline to Australia. The new Cougars coach already got a pledge from Australian point guard Ryan Rapp, who’d previously been committed to Smith at San Francisco.
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