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Georgetown Transfer Akok Akok Signs with West Virginia



Akok Akok
Courtesy of WVU Athletics

West Virginia’s basketball program announced on Monday that Georgetown transfer Akok Akok has officially signed. Akok committed to WVU on Aug. 11.

“Akok runs the floor extremely well and adds athleticism to our roster. He gives us the ability to stretch the floor with his shot-making skill,” WVU interim HC Josh Eilert said. “Akok will give us a bigger defensive presence with his shot blocking, his ability to alter shots around the rim and the way he can sit down and guard. He really gives us many different attributes that we didn’t have. Akok has played a great deal of Big East basketball and brings more experience to our roster.”

Akok (6-foot-10) 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.

Akok has one year of eligibility as West Virginia has signed their 12th player.

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