In a 2025 NCAA Basketball recruiting class that's loaded with talent, Koa Peat has made a name for himself as one of the best. He's a 6'8 natural power forward from Arizona, capable of doing just about everything on both ends of the floor.
Peat is a natural face-up forward that can shoot the ball well and get to the basket with ease. He can rebound at a high rate and plays with a lot of energy. In today's modern era of basketball, he's going to be a natural prospect for both the college and pro levels and could be a future NBA Draft lottery pick.
The recruitment of Peat has taken its next step, with a number of big-name programs involved. Officially, it's down to 10 after the prospect made his latest announcement.
Assuming Peat remains in the 2025 class, which of these programs have the most to offer in terms of projected roster fit and ability to win, assuming he's a "one and done" player? Here's a closer look at the potential fits.
The Wildcats have five-star class of 2024 commit Carter Bryant at small forward and freshman Motiejus Krivas has played well as the future starting center. Plus, top-100 commit Emmanuel Stephen joins them after next season.
The one position of need in the future is power forward, since Keshad Johnson is gone after this season and Henri Veesaar, who is redshirting this season, may not be the long-term answer. As one of the local options, this makes a lot of sense for Peat, especially since they've become a juggernaut in the Coach Lloyd era.