Max Agbonkpolo battles with Utah State center Trevin Dorius in a game between Utah State and Wyoming on Jan. 10, 2023.
LOGAN — New Utah State men’s basketball coach Danny Sprinkle has landed a second commitment for his incoming 2023 class. Former Wyoming and USC forward Max Agbonkpolo, a 6-foot-8, 190-pound wing will play his final season of eligibility in Logan.
Agbonkpolo was a four-star recruit coming out of Santa Margarita Catholic High School in the class of 2019, ranking 54th among fellow prospects in the RSCI Top 100 Rankings; his combination of length and athleticism being coveted traits among numerous major conference programs. He committed to and played three seasons at USC. In his final year with the Trojans he played in 33 games (18 starts) averaging 7.7 points and 3.5 rebounds in 21.4 minutes per game.
After the 2021-22 season, Agbonkpolo made the decision to transfer to Wyoming, along with USC teammate Ethan Anderson and UCLA wing Jake Kyman, to play for what was hoped to be a Mountain West powerhouse. But early in February the trio of players left the team with Wyoming confirming the news that Agbonkpolo, Anderson and Kyman were no longer with the program. It was a disappointing exit for three players that had high expectations coming into the season.
In his troubled season at Wyoming, Agbonkpolo played in 16 games, starting six times. He averaged 5.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists and shot 37.6 percent from the field (30.0 percent on 3-pointers). Agbonkpolo played in one of Wyoming’s games against Utah State last year, starting in the Cowboys’ visit to Logan on Jan. 10. In that game he shot 3-of-10 from the field, scoring six points and grabbing five rebounds.
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