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6'1" in shoes.
Really tall shoes :)

Probably. I like his style more than Phinisee. Seems quicker, more aggressive. More of a pitbull to me.

My opinion has been ad nauseum about little guards but I feel about this guy like Pap does about Phinisee.

Idk. Taking it all in. Staff seems all over the place with PGs.


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Much like Jericole Hellems, Akinjo really came on strong at the Peach Jam but his AAU season to that point was pretty erratic and so-so.  He loves to shoot, but his % isn't anything to get overly excited about.  His average assists/game is very good when you compare it to the other PG's.

James Akinjo '18 (PG) -  Oakland Soldiers     HAS IU OFFER  
Date Pts. FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA Reb Assts. TO's  Stls. Blks.
4/21 4 2 6 0 0 0 4 1 4 2 1 0
4/22 11 1 7 0 0 3 4 6 3 4 1 0
4/22 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/23       DID NOT PLAY            
4/28 16 6 11 4 5 0 2 3 5 2 2 0
4/29 27 9 15 6 7 3 4 1 9 1 2 0
4/29 7 2 9 2 2 1 4 2 2 0 1 0
4/30 4 1 7 2 4 0 1 0 4 1 1 0
5/12 7 3 11 0 2 1 4 2 6 1 1 0
5/13 14 6 17 0 0 2 7 1 4 1 1 0
5/13 2 1 9 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 0 0
5/14 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 3 2 7 0 0
5/27 23 6 11 8 10 3 5 2 5 3 2 0
5/27 10 2 10 6 6 0 1 1 5 3 2 0
5/28 18 6 12 2 2 4 8 2 10 0 2 0
5/28 8 3 10 2 4 0 2 1 4 2 1 0
7/12 9 3 12 0 0 3 6 7 8 3 1 0
7/13 14 3 15 7 9 1 4 6 7 2 0 0
7/13 26 7 13 11 13 1 3 4 7 5 2 0
7/14 17 7 17 1 2 2 6 4 9 2 2 0
7/14 28 2 6 9 10 5 9 2 4 3 0 0
                         
Avg 12.3 34%   79%   37%   3 5 2 1 0
# Gms 20                      

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17 minutes ago, WayneFleekHoosier said:

Idk. Taking it all in. Staff seems all over the place with PGs.


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I think it's by far our biggest position of need. We really need a contributor next year at PG. That being said, I agree with you. Throwing out a ton of offers at that position. I would expect to be in better standing with some of our primary PG options.

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I'll try to line the PG targets all up.  These are all from Nike EYBL

James Akinjo '18 (PG) -  Oakland Soldiers     HAS IU OFFER  
Date Pts. FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA Reb Assts. TO's  Stls. Blks.
                         
Avg 12.3 34%   79%   37%   3 5 2 1 0
# Gms 20                      
                         
Cole Anthony '19 (PG) - PSA Cardinals            
Date Pts. FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA Reb Assts. TO's  Stls. Blks.
Avg 18.7 50%   84%   33%   4 7 2 3 1
# Gms 20                      
                         
Jalen Carey '18 (PG) - Playaz Club   HAS IU OFFER BUT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN  
Date Pts. FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA Reb Assts. TO's  Stls. Blks.
Avg 18.6 47%   63%   45%   3 2 2 1 0
# Gms 21                      
                         
Darius Garland '18 (PG) - Bradley Beal        HAS IU OFFER  
Date Pts. FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA Reb Assts. TO's  Stls. Blks.
                         
Avg 16.4 49%   87%   32%   3 5 2 1 0
# Gms 22                      

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1 minute ago, Class of '66 Old Fart said:

I'll try to line the PG targets all up.  These are all from Nike EYBL

James Akinjo '18 (PG) -  Oakland Soldiers     HAS IU OFFER  
Date Pts. FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA Reb Assts. TO's  Stls. Blks.
                         
Avg 12.3 34%   79%   37%   3 5 2 1 0
# Gms 20                      
                         
Cole Anthony '19 (PG) - PSA Cardinals            
Date Pts. FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA Reb Assts. TO's  Stls. Blks.
Avg 18.7 50%   84%   33%   4 7 2 3 1
# Gms 20                      
                         
Jalen Carey '18 (PG) - Playaz Club   HAS IU OFFER BUT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN  
Date Pts. FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA Reb Assts. TO's  Stls. Blks.
Avg 18.6 47%   63%   45%   3 2 2 1 0
# Gms 21                      
                         
Darius Garland '18 (PG) - Bradley Beal        HAS IU OFFER  
Date Pts. FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA Reb Assts. TO's  Stls. Blks.
                         
Avg 16.4 49%   87%   32%   3 5 2 1 0
# Gms 22                      

The most glaring difference between Akinjo and the rest is FG%. 34%..yikes.

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From Adidas circuit.  Trying to limit it to the true PG's targets.

Mike DeVoe '18 (PG) - Nike South Beach       HAS IU OFFER  
Date Pts. FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA Reb Assts. TO's  Stls. Blks. Min.
                           
Avg 15.8 49%   42%   81%   5 5 3 1 1 26
# Gms 16                        
                           
Robert Phinisee '18 (PG) - Indiana Elite       HAS IU OFFER      
Date Pts. FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA Reb Assts. TO's  Stls. Blks. Min.
                           
Avg 11.0 38%   33%   77%   5 4 2 1 0 26
# Gms 11                        

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I'm certainly not qualified to question Archie's judgment, but I prefer to look at a kid's season as a whole and if you take out Akinjo's Peach Jam performance, he was less than impressive.  Personally, I'm not interested in him, but if accepts our offer, I'll certainly support him as an IU player. 

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I'm certainly not qualified to question Archie's judgment, but I prefer to look at a kid's season as a whole and if you take out Akinjo's Peach Jam performance, he was less than impressive.  Personally, I'm not interested in him, but if accepts our offer, I'll certainly support him as an IU player. 

That about sums this up. He's above Phinisee for me and below a host of others.


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10 minutes ago, Chris007 said:

He is correct it's a non commitable offer right now. If we lose out on other PG's than that would change. I was under the impression that is what Phinisee had also but that has changed and he can commit at any time. 

Guessing we're about ready to throw in the towel with Garland?

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