Busting Brackets

NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Analyzing top 10 teams for 2025 5-star forward Koa Peat

5-star NCAA Basketball prospect Koa Peat is down to 10 options. Which of them makes sense for the class of 2025 forward?
Koa Peat (10) celebrates his teammates score at the LIV8 Invitational at Chandler-Gilbert Community
Koa Peat (10) celebrates his teammates score at the LIV8 Invitational at Chandler-Gilbert Community / Sam Ballesteros/The Republic / USA TODAY
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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.

Arizona Wildcats

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.