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Josh Akognon
PG/SG - 5'11, 185lbs - 38 years old - 1 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2019 season
  • Birthdate: 02/10/1986
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2009
  • Pre-draft team: Cal State Fullerton
  • Country: USA/Nigeria
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
22nd October, 2009Estonia Signed a one year contract with Kalev/Cramo.
13th November, 2010ChinaSigned a one year contract with Dongguan Leopards.
18th September, 2011ChinaRe-signed by Dongguan to a one year contract.
30th March, 2012D-LeagueAcquired by Canton Charge.
15th September, 2012ChinaSigned a one year contract with Dongguan Leopards.
18th September, 2012ChinaLeft Dongguan New Century Leopards via NBA out clause to attend training camp.
27th September, 2012NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Dallas.
19th October, 2012NBAWaived by Dallas.
21st October, 2012ChinaReturned to Dongguan New Century Leopards.
3rd April, 2013NBASigned a 10 day contract with Dallas.
13th April, 2013NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2015 with Dallas.
21st July, 2013NBAWaived by Dallas.
23rd July, 2013NBAClaimed off waivers by Memphis.
29th August, 2013D-LeagueDrafted 1st overall in the 2013 D-League Expansion Draft by Delaware 87ers.
6th October, 2013NBAWaived by Memphis.
15th November, 2013ChinaSigned a one year contract with Qingdao.
20th February, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Delaware 87ers.
17th September, 2014ChinaSigned a one year contract with Foshan Lions.
Career Moves
2004 - 2006Washington State (NCAA)
2006 - 2009Cal State Fullerton (NCAA)
October 2009 - June 2010Kalev/Cramo (Estonia)
November 2010 - March 2012Dongguan New Century Leopards (China)
March 2012 - June 2012Canton Charge (D-League)
July 2012Sacramento Kings (Summer League)
September 2012 - October 2012Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
September 2012 - April 2013Dongguan New Century Leopards (China)
April 2013 - July 2013Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
July 2013 - October 2013Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
November 2013 - February 2014Qingdao (China)
February 2014 - June 2014Delaware 87ers (D-League)
July 2014D-League Select (Summer League)
September 2014 - presentFoshan (China)
Articles about Josh Akognon

March 13, 2011

Josh Akognon - 32 games, 31.2 mpg, 28.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.2 spg, 0.2 bpg, 2.6 TOpg, 47% FG, 40% 3PT, 88% FT

Akognon has never made it to the NBA, although he's been on the radar. He transferred from Washington State after his sophomore season, and landed at Cal State-Fullerton, where he enjoyed the higher tempo, higher scoring, less halfcourt defensive-mind game. Akognon is a fine shooting with a lightning quick release; that said, he's pretty much only a shooter. He's a 5'11 scorer without a point guard's mindset or abilities, and not much to contribute on defense. But he's also more than capable of exploding on any given night, as evidenced by his seven scoring outputs in the 30's this season, capped by his 44 point season high. He also once scored 37 points in a Big West Tournament game, a game in which the opposition (UC Riverside) scored only 46 total. And no matter which way you look at it, 26.3 is a hell of a lot of points to score in only 30 minutes a game.

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