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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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Houston Cougars

Whatever recruiting limitations that Houston had on the recruiting trail while being in the AAC are now gone as they’re now in the Big 12. Coach Sampson has worked great with 3/4-star prospects but with the lone past five-star commitment in program history (Jarace Walker), the Cougars turned him into a lottery pick in last year’s NBA Draft. They can make the same pitch to Peat in a now better league.

Kentucky Wildcats

Like Duke, Kentucky and Coach John Calipari can offer Peat the same many selling points that have benefitted many other prospects in the past. The one question here is Jayden Quaintance, a five-star commit in the 2024 class who could stick around for two years since he’s too young for the 2025 NBA Draft. Considering the other five-stars the Wildcats will eventually add in that class, there could be other options that are more appealing in terms of guaranteed playing time.

Michigan Wolverines

Coach Juwan Howard is a former quality NBA forward with a history of developing pros at Michigan in his short time. The problem here is that the team is currently having an awful year and there are whispers that they could be making a change in the offseason. If that does happen, Peat will have to see who the Wolverines hire to determine if this is a viable option.