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Four-star Finnish forward commits to Utah

Four-star Finnish forward commits to Utah
Published On: Tue, Oct 09
Jan 3, 2015; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Utah Valley Wolverines forward Chad Ross (22) looks to pass under pressure from Arkansas Razorbacks forward Moses Kingsley (33) and forward Bobby Portis (10) during the first half at Bud Walton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

Utah is adding an international prospect to its 2019 recruiting class.

Mikael Jantunen, a top-150 recruit from Finland, committed to the Utes on Monday,A according to 247Sports.

The 6-foot-8 forward picks Larry Krystkowiaka€™s program over offers from LMU and Oregon State along with other high-major interest. The famous Finnish connection to Utah is Hanno Mottola, who starred for the Utes from 1996-2000 and had a two-year stint in the NBA. Hea€™s also Jantunena€™s prep coach.

a€œMikael has tremendous overall feel for the game,a€ Mottola, who is an assistant at the Helsinki Basketball Academy, told 247Sports. a€œHis defensive and rebounding skills are already at a very high level.a€

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