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Breaking: Georgetown Transfer Akok Akok Commits to WVU



Akok Akok

Georgetown transfer forward Akok Akok has committed to West Virginia as first reported by Joe Tipton of On3 Sports.

Akok (6-foot-10) entered the transfer portal for the second time during his collegiate career on Friday. He enters this time as a graduate transfer so he will not need a waiver.

Akok averaged 6.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over 31 games for the Hoyas. He shot 46% from the field and 28% from three on 2.7 attempts per game and recorded three double-doubles last season against Coppin State, Villanova and Xavier. The Manchester, Nh. native had three games of five blocks or more.

West Virginia recruited the now former Hoya last offseason when he was transferring from UConn. Former WVU head coach Bob Huggins visited him in Storrs and scheduled a visit in Morgantown. Akok ended up choosing Georgetown but with a coaching change in Ed Cooley, his name hit the portal.

Current Mountaineer Jose Perez also has a great relationship with Akok as the two played at Putnam Science Academy together.

WVU currently has one roster spot remaining again after guard Omar Silverio’s waiver was denied. Silverio was expected to be a fifth-year senior, last playing at Hofstra during the 2021-22 season. The Mountaineers currently have one true center in Jesse Edwards. Edwards is regarded as a top-five transfer in the country. Edwards averaged 14.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks for Syracuse this past year. It is believed that Akok would join Edwards in the frontcourt rather than coming off the bench.

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