Akok Akok com­mits to Huskies

The News-Times (Sunday) - - Sports - By David Borges david.borges @hearst­medi­act.com

“He will be at UConn for the 2019-20 season,” promThe long and wind­ing ised Vin Pa­s­tore, who road of Akok Akok’s re­coached Akok on the Mass cruit­ment is over. He’s goRi­vals AAU team and ing to UConn. spoke with him on Satur­day.And­heshould­bethere pretty soon. UConn has been re­cruit

Akok, a 6-foot-9 post­grad ing Akok for a while now, from Put­nam Sci­ence Acad­be­gin­ning with Kevin Olemy, com­mit­ted to the Hus­lie’s staff. Af­ter Ol­lie was kies on Satur­day af­ter­noon fired on March 10, Hur­ley’s via his Twit­ter ac­count. staff, spear­headed by as­sis

“I ap­pre­ci­ate all the tant Tom Moore, con­tin­ued schools that re­cruited me, re­cruit­ing Akok heav­ily. He it’s been a plea­sure. That took an of­fi­cial visit on Nov. said.....I am (100) per­cent 8, tak­ing in the Huskies’ com­mit­ted to Coach Hur­ley, season-open­ing win over the Univer­sity of Con­nec­tiMore­head State, and was cut and @UCon­nMBB,” re­cently at the Huskies’ win Akok posted on Twit­ter. over Cor­nell on Nov. 20 in

Akok plans to en­roll at Hartford.

UConn for the sec­ond seAkok took his SAT on mester and join the bas­ketSatur­day. He will have to ball team as a walk-on, but ap­ply to the school and, not play. He will not be on as­sum­ing he gets in,

wouldn’t be able to start schol­ar­ship, but will likely

prac­tic­ing with the team qual­ify for a hefty fi­nan­cial

un­til af­ter fall se­mes­ter aid pack­age. He’ll have the

ex­ams end on Dec. 16 — chance to prac­tice and

as­sum­ing things move that work out with the team quickly. un­der Hur­ley’s tute­lage, One thing is cer­tain: sim­i­lar to what an­other When­ever Akok Akok PSA prod­uct, Hami­dou en­rolls at UConn, and Diallo, did at Ken­tucky two when he be­gins play­ing sea­sons ago. Diallo, of next season, the Huskies course, was on schol­ar­ship. have landed a good one. He con­sid­ered en­ter­ing the “He moves, runs and NBA draft af­ter that half­catches at the high­est lev­sea­son at Ken­tucky but el,” said Pa­s­tore. wound up re­turn­ing and Akok had been down to play­ing for the Wild­cats the UConn, Ge­orge­town, Pitts­fol­low­ing season be­fore burgh, Syra­cuse and Provibeing selected in the 2018 dence in re­cent weeks. draft. Ul­ti­mately, it came down to

Akok, a five-star prosUConn and Ge­orge­town, pect, has talked about enand he chose the Huskies ter­ing the 2019 draft, but — even though Ge­orge­town that would seem un­likely — had an open schol­ar­ship. though NBA scouts will no doubt at­tend UConn prac­tices this win­ter to watch him (as well as Jalen Adams, and pos­si­bly oth­ers).

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