Utah hoops lands commitment from 4-star big man Keba Keita
Coach Craig Smith and his Runnin’ Utes program are having a good week.
News broke earlier this week that Utah is bringing back Chris Burgess to join the bench as an assistant coach, and, on Wednesday, Utah got word that a highly-regard big man from nearby prep powerhouse Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant will be joining the program as well.
Keba Keita has officially committed to play basketball at the University of Utah! On behalf of the entire Utah Star family we are so happy for Keba and can’t wait to watch him play at the U!@UtahMBB @RiseCircuit pic.twitter.com/35VL7hmron
— Utah Stars (@utahstars1) April 14, 2022
Keba Keita, a 6-foot-9 center in the 2022 class, has committed to the Utes. Wednesday marked the first day of the regular signing period, allowing high school commits to sign a National Letter of Intent. He chose the Utes over offers from UNLV, Washington, and Utah Tech.
The 225-pound post ranks as a 4-star prospect and the 97th overall player in his class, per the 247 Composite. He’s the 16th-best center prospect and the fourth-best prospect in the state of Utah.
Keita led the National Interscholastic Basketball Conference (NIBC) last season in rebounding with 9.5 boards a game in 10 appearances. He also finished third with 2.0 blocks a game.
He joins a 2022 class that also includes transfer guard Mike Saunders and former NBA Academy Latin America guard Wilguens Exacte.