Kouat Noi beginning to receive NCAA interest, will explore prep school route | U17 Men’s Squad College Updates #6

Kouat Noi is one of the most dynamic prospects in the country and is receiving interest from a number of impressive division 1 college programs. Cal State Long Beach, Nicholls State and Boise State have all expressed interest in the 6'7 forward out of Newcastle, NSW.

Kouat Noi | Credit: Basketball Australia/Kangaroo Photo's

Nicholls State and Boise State are 2 schools that are amongst the most aggressive in the recruitment of Australian talent, while Cal State Long Beach has emerged as one of the rising basketball programs in the state of California.

Noi has also expressed interest in attending prep school in the US, potentially making the move by the start of next season. He has received interest from Mercersburg Academy (PA), Roxbury Latin (MA) and Archbishop (NYC) and will be making his decision in the coming months.

Noi was an important member of the U18 NSW Country squad that won the silver medal at the U18's Australian Junior Championships earlier this year - averaging 19.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 0.9 apg on 58% FG. He was also a last minute addition to the U17 Australian squad that would compete in the FIBA Oceania U17 Men's Championships, averaging 3.5 ppg and 1.5 rpg in the 3-game series vs New Zealand.

The FIBA U17 World Championships begins on the 8th of August in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with the Australian U17 team tipping off against Japan at 7:30pm (AEST).