Updated on 8/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.
2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 98
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent scorer off the dribble
Decent rebounder for his size
Above average athlete
Struggles to score in traffic
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Can tend to force the issue too much on offense
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.
He had a solid junior season at Baylor, and he also played fairly well in the 2022 G-League Elite Camp. He is a fleet-footed playmaker that can score and pass the basketball, but he will need to be more consistent with his jump shot, and his lack of size may make it difficult for him to defend taller players. Currently, Akinjo projects to be a borderline second round candidate in the 2022 draft.
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