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Akoy Agau returning to Louisville as graduate transfer

Georgetown v Xavier

CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 22: Edmond Sumner #4 of the Xavier Musketeers puts up a shot over Akoy Agau #22 of the Georgetown Hoyas during the second half at Cintas Center on January 22, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier defeated Georgetown 86-75. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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Louisville received a boost to its frontcourt rotation on Friday as former big man Akoy Agau will return to the Cardinals as a graduate transfer.

The 6-foot-8 Agau originally committed and enrolled at Louisville for a season and a half to begin his college hoops career before transferring to Georgetown. After leaving the Hoyas to play at SMU last season, Agau received a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA after battling injury for much of his career.

Agau gives Louisville an experienced forward who should earn some solid minutes next season. With the Mustangs during the 2017-18 season, Agau averaged 5.0 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in 16.1 minutes per contest.

While this isn’t the biggest splash for the Cardinals, they have plenty of scholarships to use for next season as new head coach Chris Mack tries to find a stable rotation. Getting a graduate transfer like Agau, who should be familiar with the school and the conference at the very least, is a nice step for a one-year placeholder.