ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, for one, believes Akok isn’t ready for the NBA. “Probably should head to college,” he Tweeted.
Akok Akok on his decision process, pt. 1 pic.twitter.com/Ln1V1OFua6— David Borges (@DaveBorges) November 17, 2018
Akok lists UConn, Georgetown, Providence, Pittsburgh and Syracuse as his final five schools, but it appears more like he won’t sign anywhere until the spring. Lecque said he’s leaning toward signing by Wednesday’s NCAA early signing deadline while keeping his NBA options open. “I’m just weighing out the options,” Akok said. UConn coach Dan Hurley and his staff have made Akok a major priority in the Class of 2019, and have visited him several times. Fresh off coaching in the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden this week, Hurley is expected at the National Prep Showcase on Sunday for 2019 commit James Bouknight of the MacDuffie School (MA) and uncommitted Woodstock Academy (CT) center Tre Mitchell.
Back in New Haven for the nightcap of the @NERR National Prep Showcase. Couple of NBA scouts in the building here to check out NBA draft eligible Akok Akok and Putnam Science Academy vs Montverde Academy. Second tough outing in a row here for Akok. Probably should head to college pic.twitter.com/W1Vlc5Hf5l— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) November 18, 2018