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.
UConn’s Akok Akok undergoes successful Achilles surgery
UConn redshirt freshman forward Akok Akok underwent successful surgery early Tuesday evening to repair the ruptured left Achilles tendon he suffered in Sunday’s game against Memphis, the school announced.
Akok is resting
comfortably and, barring any unforeseen circumstances, is expected to
return to campus on Wednesday, where his recovery and rehabilitation
will be monitored by the UConn medical and athletic
Akok played in every game for the Huskies this season, starting 24, and averaged 5.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. His 2.64 blocked shots per game and his 66 total number of blocks lead the American Athletic Conference and currently rank 16th and 15th in the nation, respectively.
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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.