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Arizona State basketball makes cut list for five-star recruit



Five-star Koa Peat on the sidelines for ASU's football game

TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona native and five-star power forward Koa Peat has released his top 10 college finalists. Peat is one of the most sought-after players in high school basketball and boasts 30 scholarship offers from the likes of schools including blue bloods like North Carolina, Duke, and Kentucky.

247 Sports ranks Peat as the No. 1 player in the state of Arizona for the 2025 recruiting class and the No. 5 overall prospect nationally. Peat plays his high school ball at Perry High School in Gilbert. Perry is just over 20 miles away from Desert Financial Arena, and Arizona State basketball head coach Bobby Hurley is doing everything he can to keep Peat home for college.

Arizona State basketball named as finalist for five-star prospect

Peat recently released his top-10 schools. Arizona State was included amongst the likes of some national powerhouses. Here is the full list.

  • Arizona State
  • Arizona
  • Baylor
  • Texas
  • Houston
  • Michigan
  • North Carolina
  • Duke
  • UCLA
  • Kentucky

Koa Peat has been dominant

In the 2022-2023 season, Peat was named the MaxPreps Arizona High School Basketball Player of the Year.

Peat averaged:

  • 19.4 points per game
  • 9.4 rebounds
  • 3 assists
  • 1.7 blocks
  • 1.3 steals
  • 70% from the field
  • 23% from three

Those numbers helped Perry to a 30-1 record and their second consecutive state championship.

This season Perry currently sits at 13-4 and Peat continues to lead them into conference play as one of their highest scorers yet again

On3 Sports had some nice things to say about Peat’s game saying:

“Koa Peat has a naturally strong frame, with long arms and broad shoulders. On the ball, Peat plays with a confidence in both the half and full court. He is a good rebounder and able to push the break in transition. With his lengthy frame, there is upside on defense, especially guarding off the ball. This summer, Peat showed a tendency to settle for jump shots. When getting downhill, he lacks counters off the bounce, and his hips look stiff, attacking mostly in straight lines. The form on the jump shot, the release specifically, looks clean and consistent, leading to the thought he could grow into being a shooting threat.”

Peat has been on Arizona State’s campus for unofficial visits several times, and the Sun Devils are strongly in the mix here. If Hurley were to bring in the local five-star, Peat would be one of the highest-ranked recruits in ASU history.



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