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Sunday / October 21.
  • James Akinjo gets release from UConn, Georgetown first to visit

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing was the first head coach to visit James Akinjo, the 6-foot point guard from Richmond Salesian (CA) who obtained a release from his Letter of Intent to UConn in the wake of the firing of Kevin Ollie.

    “Patrick stresses that he needs a point guard really bad,” Akinjo said Tuesday. “He’s giving me the opportunity to come in and play right away and to also develops under a NBA Coach

    A three-star guard according to Scout, Akinjo was named the MVP of the Peach Jam after averaging 18.7 points and 6.7 assists over the course of four days and his Oakland Soldiers team to the title along with USC commit Taeshon Cherry.

    Akinjo is the 171st overall prospect and the 34th ranked point guard in the class of 2018.

    Lukas Kisunas, the 6-10 big man from Brewster (N.H.) Academy, will wait to meet with the new UConn coach before making a decision.

    “Lukas will most likely wait and see who’s hired and visit with the new staff,” Brewster coach Jason Smith told ZAGSBLOG. “At that point he will access what’s best for his academic career.”

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    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.