6'7' 2019 Khuath Gatkhuath
Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC)

Want to talk about a potential breakout star from the state of North Carolina this year. Take a look at 6'7' 2019 Khuath Gatkhuath at Village Christian in Fayetteville, NC. Last season, Ghatkhuath averaged 9 points to go along with 7 rebounds 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game, all the while the 6'7' wing shot 49% from the field and 42% from beyond the arc.

Gatkhuath played last season at Bellevue West High School in Omaha, Nebraska. We agree, how can a player who is that dynamic be flying under the radar. In fact, when he enrolled at Village Christian this summer, Gatkhuath had no college interest. Within a week of being on campus, he picked up his first offer from Campbell University.

Gatkhuath is of South Sudanese descent, the son of South Sudanese refugees who were part of the thousands from their country who arrived in Omaha, Nebraska in the late 1990s. Now there are around 15,000 people of South Sudanese descent living in South Omaha. This makes up the largest population of South Sudanese people outside of Africa.

Gatkhuath walks onto the court and turns heads. He has incredible length, sprouting out of a pair of wide-set shoulders, to go along with a slender/strong frame. Once you watch him play he combines a great blend of skill and toughness.

In last night's game against Trinity Christian, Gatkhuath showed completely his unique skill set. He was a terror off the bounce, getting downhill and to the rim from the wing position. He shoots the ball with deep touch and he is a solid secondary ball handler in the half court. Defensively, he is a terror. Using his length to get deflections in the passing lanes or block shots at the rim.

However, with all of that skill and ability it was Gatkhuath's ability on the boards that opened the most eyes. As Charles Barkley said, there aren't many rebounding technique, 'it's called go get the damn ball.' It's a toughness thing. Well against Trinity Christian, Gatkhuath finished with 20 rebounds. In or out of his area, he just went to go get the damn ball.

Right now, Gatkhuath still only carries that Campbell offer. Surprising yes, but college coaches need to get through Fayetteville and watch a game. There is no denying the talent or the upside with this one.