Busting Brackets

Analyzing 6 key teams in the mix for 4-star class of 2025 forward Nikolas Khamenia

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Oklahoma Sooners

The Sooners are a team with plenty of junior forwards, four of them in the main rotation. John Hugley and Jalon Moore are the key ones that they’ll have to replace. On paper, the ones that the team will be on the roster are Jacolb Cole and class of 2024 commit Kuol Atak so there’s a definite need for more offensive firepower down the road.

As long as Coach Porter Moser remains with the program, Oklahoma can be a viable option for this prospect. They’ll need guys like Khamenia to keep up in the Big 12, a top-end conference that’s adding more good teams each year.

UCLA Bruins

The Bruins have one of the youngest rosters in all of NCAA Basketball, including its entire frontcourt being underclassmen. Forwards like Brandon Williams and Devin Williams are viewed as long-term prospects, while Berke Büyüktuncel and Aday Mara have pro potential.

It’s a hard scenario to project since at least a couple of them will have to leave to be a viable path to playing time for this or any other class of 2025 prospect to get any meaningful minutes. Otherwise, the other options will look much more appealing on paper.