Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
James Akinjo, the 6-foot point guard from Richmond (CA) Salesian and the Oakland Soldiers AAU program, committed to UConn on Monday following his only official visit to campus.
“I’m going to UConn,” Akinjo told Scout.com. “I have a great relationship with coach (Kevin) Ollie and it’s the best fit for me. I think I can perform at a high level there.”
Ranked the No. 18 point guard in the Class of 2018, Akinjo believes he will do well at his future home.
“I fit in well there,” he told Scout. “I’m a guard who can get up and down the floor and pressure the ball well. I expect to come in, play early and win a lot of games.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.