It’s been an eventful day for the University of Utah men’s basketball program.

First, the Deseret News and other outlets reported that former Duke and Utah basketball player and current BYU assistant Chris Burgess will join head coach Craig Smith’s staff.

Now, Utah has received a commitment from Wasatch Academy center Keba Keita.

The 6-foot-9, 225-pound Keita, part of the 2022 class, is rated a four-star commit by 247Sports composite rankings.

Keita chose Utah over UNLV and Washington.

Craig Smith needed a ‘Utah man’ on his staff; BYU assistant Chris Burgess fits the bill
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Keita is the third commit to Smith this offseason. Guard Wilguens Exacte Jr. officially signed with Utah on Wednesday and Cincinnati guard Mike Saunders Jr. announced his transfer to Utah earlier in April.

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