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Because he is one year removed from his graduating class, the 6-foot-10 Akok is eligible for the 2019 NBA Draft, but chose to enroll at UConn next month. He is expected to practice this season but not play in games.
Akok chose UConn over Georgetown, Providence, Pittsburgh and Syracuse. UConn coach Dan Hurley and his staff have been heavily pursuing Akok and now will add a big man to their roster for the 2019-20 season.