I am reading a lot of negative talk about Josh Akognon. The biggest thing I hear and read over and over is that he doesn't have many assists a game. Let me educate a few of you who don't know why his assists are low. You have to realize that Josh was the offense at Fullerton and he was the shooting guard not the point guard. Every play had to involve him some way. You may say he averaged only 1.6apg. That is true. But one thing stats don't show is the double and triple teams Josh was drawing. When you pull 2 or 3 away from the basket and your team scores you are "ASSISTING". It may not be in the stats but it is on film. Check it out. I also hear that Josh cannot play in the NBA because he is to small. So I started thinking. And I came across a guy by the name of Allen Iverson. He too was and still is 5'11" or 6". And one thing I do know is that Allen Iverson found a way to show that he belongs in the NBA. Scoring. And that is exactly what Josh can do, put the ball in the basket. Here are Allen Iverson's and Josh's last two season averages before entering the draft. I know that drawing a comparison to Allen Iverson is a little to extreme but most of you go off of stats so here they are. They look similiar to me. Now tell me what you think.
Josh will tell you himself, follow this link: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2632060/fullertons_finest/
Allen Iverson College: 32.5mins/ 44.0fg%/ 31.4 3p%/ 68.3 ft%/ 3.6 rpg/ 4.6 apg/ 4.1 topg/ 3.2 spg/ 23ppg
Josh Akognon College: 33.6mins/ 42.5fg%/ 38.3 3p%/ 89.6 ft%/ 3.3rpg/ 1.6apg/ 2.2 topg/ 1.2spg/ 22.1ppg
Thats the most biased thing ive ever read. It also doesn't make sense. If you cant get 2 assists a game with 3 people guarding you, than you dont ever pass. His numbers are the same as Iverson's sophmore year at a stat limiting school in a dominant conference, as to his Senior Year as the lead man of a non competitive school. This is also the first time I have ever heard that bieng the same size as Allen Iverson is a good thing. Im about the same size as Allen Iverson, so i Guess i should be thinking ill go in the late second.
First off, I am only a fan just like you. Second, when you have 2 or 3 defenders guarding you, that doesn't mean that the first pass you make, that person will score. Also, when you have 3 defenders guarding you,,,make that even just 2 defenders face-guarding you and not allowing you to even touch the ball, there is no way you can get an assist. Think about it for a little bit. Sounds to me like you've never hooped in your life. You must be on that XBOX all day. Last, Josh lead Fullerton last year to its 1st NCAA appearance in 30yrs. He dropped 31pts on Wisconsin, a team that's known for it's defense. Do your research before you talk.
How can you compare Josh Akogon to AI its a terrible comparison. AI is a hall of famer and one of the greatest scorers in NBA history. Kerry Kittles, Ray Allen, Kevin Ollie, Felipe Lopez, Adrian Griffin those are of the furture NBA players that AI played aganist in the Big East and WHO did Akogon play against.
Let me clear something up here. I was comparing stats of two college players. Josh Akognon of Cal State Fullerton and Allen Iverson when he was at Georgetown. Not the Allen Iverson of the NBA but of the NCAA. A very big difference. I am just showing the similar numbers they share and how it might be possible for Josh to make it in the NBA. Do you get it now? Also, you name drop people who are in the NBA that AI played against 14yrs ago. So in order to be fair we should wait 14yrs and look back to see if any of the players Josh played against ever made it to the NBA right? Here are some examples.....24pts against Jeff Teague and Wake Forest (#1 in the nation at one point), 24pts against Patty Mills and St. Marys and what about 23pts against LSU. All I am saying is that some people out here talk all this smack without doing a little research. That's all.