Emmanuel Akot Cements 5-Star Status With 19 and 7 At Hoophall Classic
Emmanuel Akot established himself as a five-star recruit on Scout last spring and summer. Akot has since added to his game and expanded his repertoire according to Scout.com observer Evan Daniels.
At the Hoophall Classic, Akot was among the most productive and impressive prospects of the day. The 6-foot-6 lengthy forward scored 19 points, reeled in seven rebounds and tossed out three assists.
Akot was aggressive on offensive and also showed more confidence in his jump shot, knocking down four of his nine three-point attempts, plus a pull-up 18-footer.
“Just working out, really just getting shots up, the more shots I shoot the more confident I get in my jumper,” Akot said when asked about his jump shot.
How would he describe his game when he’s at his best?
“I think facilitating, finding wide open guys and hitting jump shots,” Akot said.
To go with his aggressiveness on offense and ability to make jump shots, Akot has good size for the position and a frame that continues to fill out. Akot is a good athlete, makes plays in transition and will have the ability to defend multiple positions at the next level.
Because Akot plays for Wasatch Academy in Utah and hails from Winnipeg, MB, he sometimes flies under the radar when talking about local high school basketball. He certainly doesn’t go unnoticed at the next level, however. He’s easily one of the top players in the state of Utah, if not the best, and he recently dropped 22 points against Impact Academy, Calif. His Tigers are 17-3 this season.