Utah's top big man prospect, 6-foot-9 power forward Makol Mawien, has committed to play basketball for the University of Utah.
Mawien tweeted the news Thursday, choosing Utah over ACC and WCC schools that had offered him in the process.
Maiwen told the Salt Lake Tribune he has a relationship with Utah coach Larry Krystowiak, who he said is familiar with his game and has instructed him on developing different shot types.
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"I think I'll succeed here, and I think staying home will be the best for me," he said "I like their style, I like Coach K, and he's a good coach. I think it will be a great place to play."
Both Gonzaga and Boston College were believed to have a strong chance to land Mawien's services. Mawien had also received offers from Utah State and Brigham Young.
Utah finished last season with a 21-12 record and came close to making the NCAA Tournament. As recently as 2012, in Krystowiak's first year with the club, Utah finished a Pac-12-worst 6-25.
- Will Green