Akok Akok commits to Huskies
“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).