Jody Demling recently reported on www.courier-journal.com that Dakotah Euton has orally committed to play on scholarship for the University of Akron men’s basketball team.
Euton, a 6-foot-8 senior at Scott County High School, picked Akron over Eastern Kentucky University, according to the report by The Courier-Journal that covers news in Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
Euton had originally committed to the University of Kentucky nearly two years ago when Billy Gillispie was coach. He changed his mind when Gillispie was fired and John Calipari was hired prior to this season. He is expected to sign with the Zips this coming week and according to reports weighs between 200 and 215 pounds.
“I had pretty much decided, I had it in my mind the last couple of weeks that I wanted to go to Akron,” Euton told Demling. “It felt like the right time, so I went ahead and did it. It just felt right.”
Euton said he felt comfortable with UA coach Keith Dambrot and his coaching staff.
“Both schools had great staffs and fit my style of play,” Euton told Demling. “But I really felt like coach Dambrot was one of those guys - kind of like Gillispie - who plays players for not just talent but also for how hard they play. Players that do the intangibles, people that work hard. I have just always liked coaches like that.”
Euton reportedly also had scholarship offers from Oregon State, Nevada, Wofford, Coastal Carolina, UNC Greensboro, High Point, Murray State, East Tennessee State and Morehead State.
Euton is reportedly a good shooter that make a three-pointer and a mid-range jumper. He also has the ability to pass, defend and drive to the basket and finish at the rim.
He received a two-star ranking by scout.com and rivals.com.