Created on 4/23/21. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Above average athlete
Struggles to score in traffic
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can tend to force the issue too much on offense
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can tend to gamble too much defensively
Not an elite athlete
Undersized for his position
James Akinjo is an agile, skilled playmaker that can shoot and pass the basketball. He is a fairly solid game manager that can effectively run the team at the point. He played his first two seasons at Georgetown, and he recently played at Arizona before deciding to transfer to Baylor. Currently, he projects to be a second round prospect in the 2022 draft.
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