'18 CA PG James Akinjo

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James Akinjo



4* Point Guard
6'0" / 160lb
Richmond, CA (Salesian)

247Sports - #106 OVR, #19 PG, #10 CA
247Composite - #95 OVR, #17 PG, #8 CA
ESPN - #97 OVR, #22 PG, #9 CA
Rivals - #112 OVR, #23 PG

Vols Offer 3/20/18

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Saw Simons is getting Crystal Balls to Memphis. Maybe this is the next in line.
Right now, they appear to be more of the hopeful variety from a couple Memphis' 247 writers, who, to be honest, are probably just connecting the dots.

It's true, Simons plays with Penny's son at IMG, and Simons and Penny share the same namesake, but there isn't currently anything credible lending to the idea that Simons will go to Memphis. Most likely scenario is he still goes pro.
 
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Only true PG on the roster is Bone, and even he has taken some time to develop into that role...this guy was Peach Jam MVP, would be a great get. If there’s one thing UCONN does it’s produce some damn good college point guards.
 
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I get the idea we need to build but I feel like we need to find another solid grad transfer PG. This kid is talented but would not help us next year. I don't think he would be a help until maybe 19-20 season.
 
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I get the idea we need to build but I feel like we need to find another solid grad transfer PG. This kid is talented but would not help us next year. I don't think he would be a help until maybe 19-20 season.
James Daniel was a highly coveted guy and you see what he brought to the table (that’s not a knock on him at all)...what grad transfer PG example can you think of that could come in and surpass Bone?

My point being you aren’t going to find an All-conference P5 point guard that’s likely to be a grad transfer, just doesn’t happen...so it’s either you at best land another guy like Daniel and then the following year you’re screwed because you have no experience again at the position, or you take a freshman and let him learn behind Bone so he can take over in a couple years.
 
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I think Turner can definitely play the point next year w some practice. I think he’ll be an extremely effective combo for us.

But we’re still in desperate need of a true PG backup. Simons would be great, but a multi-year player would be great
 
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The question is whether or not TN actually knows that he would want to come here OR we are only offering him because Simons is not?

He can still sign to UConn or even Pittsburgh
 
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Hoping for a visit here. If he visits I'll up my optimism.
Oh I agree...one thing in Tennessee’s favor is obviously 1 open scholarship. Where as other schools may be casting wider nets or looking at multiple positions Tennessee can afford to devote their entire staff and time to him. Maybe that catches his eye maybe it doesn’t, but it’s definitely something Tennessee can use.
 
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Oh I agree...one thing in Tennessee’s favor is obviously 1 open scholarship. Where as other schools may be casting wider nets or looking at multiple positions Tennessee can afford to devote their entire staff and time to him. Maybe that catches his eye maybe it doesn’t, but it’s definitely something Tennessee can use.
That sounds like putting all their eggs in one basket. We have a history of screwing that up..

Side note though: What’s the possibility of any of players transferring?
 
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That sounds like putting all their eggs in one basket. We have a history of screwing that up..

Side note though: What’s the possibility of any of players transferring?
Nobody said don’t recruit anyone else, I said the staff has the luxury of being able to devote everyone to him. If he has a workout whole staff can go, they could logistically probably do that for 2 guys.
 

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