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1 - Josh Akognon

5-11, 185 Point Guard
Cal State Fullerton Senior
Birthday
02/10/86 (33.8 yrs)
Hometown
Petaluma, CA
High School
Casa Grande
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
6
Defense
6
Strength
7
Quickness
10
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
8
Potential
8
Passing
6
Intangibles
7
87 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Speedy Claxton (less PG skills)

Strengths: Might be the fastest player in college and certainly one of the best scorers … He has a nice first step and tremendous ability to turn the corner … Mixes his quickness well with a variety of hesitation and change of direction moves, making him very difficult to defend … Has the ultimate green light to go along with supreme confidence, equalling to a very dangerous scoring weapon … Using a variety of crossover and in & out moves, he is able to get into the lane, where he can finish with a mix of floaters and teardrops … For all his moves off the dribble, his best weapon is his jump shot … He is able to get it off absolutely anywhere and against virtually anyone; off a curl, ball screen, pullup going both ways and well beyond NBA range … His release is incredibly quick and he has the rare ability to shoot on the move and while he is off balance … In his senior season, he is showing that he is not afraid of contact, getting to the line over 6 times per game, and converting at an impressive 90.5% …

Weaknesses:
Even though he is a lethal scorer, at 5-11 he is tremendously undersized not only as a shooting guard but even as a playmaker … Has not made the transition to the lead guard, which would have helped his stock … He has improved his assist numbers this season, but is still far away from being a point guard … Is so consumed with getting his own shot, that he continuously looks his teammates off, even on easy drive and kick opportunities … His scoring average is up to an impressive 25.8 per, but his shooting is down to a dismal 39% … He becomes predictable by overdribbling and letting the defense sit on his moves … Gets into trouble by trying to do too much, he does not read help defense well, which forces him to dribble into traffic on a regular basis … Defensively he is able to stay in front of people because of his quickness, but has a hard time contesting shots … Bigger opponents are frequently looking to take advantage by posting him up … He does not use his quickness to get into the passing lanes …

Borko Popic 12/29/08

YouTube Clip – 9/14/2008

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