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Point Guard James Akinjo Coming To UConn

Point Guard James Akinjo Coming To UConn

UConn has its point guard for the future. James Akinjo, who became one of the hottest recruits of the summer, announced Monday he will be joining the Huskies next season.

"I said to him, 'You're going to make one of these trips and it's just going to feel right,'" said Bill Mellis, who coaches Akinjo at Salesian Prep school in Richmond, Calif. "'And you're going to know.' … And that's what happened on his trip [to UConn]."

Akinjo made unofficial visits to nearby Cal Berkeley and had planned a series of official visits this fall, Virginia, Maryland and Iowa State among the contenders. But UConn moved to the top of his list once coach Kevin Ollie made Akinjo...