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    The Huskers land yet another player out of the state of Illinois in Nana Akenten. The athletic 6'6" Akenten is known for his shooting and his nickname is an appropriate "NuNu"


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    i like this pickup. he has a nice shot and pretty good athleticism. he's a pure shooting guard with length that i don't think we have on the roster right now.

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    From my glimpse of him last week, he just had the "look" of a basketball player. Also shows our coaches know how to close a deal when they get a player here. I think we are going to be real happy we were in on Nana early.

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    I wonder if any hyperbolic Omaha writers want to cry about this one.  Great get.  Twice the player Arop is (no offense to the kid).  Outstanding offensive talent, and an absolute steal under the radar.  

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    I wonder if any hyperbolic Omaha writers want to cry about this one. Great get. Twice the player Arop is (no offense to the kid). Outstanding offensive talent, and an absolute steal under the radar.

    Alright I'm really gonna be that guy and ask what makes him "twice the player." And I'm purely asking. No agenda. Totally open to hear what you ha e to say.

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    I wonder if any hyperbolic Omaha writers want to cry about this one. Great get. Twice the player Arop is (no offense to the kid). Outstanding offensive talent, and an absolute steal under the radar.

    Alright I'm really gonna be that guy and ask what makes him "twice the player." And I'm purely asking. No agenda. Totally open to hear what you ha e to say.

     

    i'm not sure if nana is twice the player, but he's clearly a better fit. it's pretty difficult to be successful in tim's offense if you can't shoot. aguek would have struggled here.

     

    i think the omaha writers shut up after they realized no decent D1 schools were interested in Aguek after his recruitment was reopened. now that i think of it, i haven't heard of any d1 school officially offering aguek. anyone know?

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    I wonder if any hyperbolic Omaha writers want to cry about this one. Great get. Twice the player Arop is (no offense to the kid). Outstanding offensive talent, and an absolute steal under the radar.

    Alright I'm really gonna be that guy and ask what makes him "twice the player." And I'm purely asking. No agenda. Totally open to hear what you ha e to say.

    i'm not sure if nana is twice the player, but he's clearly a better fit. it's pretty difficult to be successful in tim's offense if you can't shoot. aguek would have struggled here.

    i think the omaha writers shut up after they realized no decent D1 schools were interested in Aguek after his recruitment was reopened. now that i think of it, i haven't heard of any d1 school officially offering aguek. anyone know?

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    Looks to be a very, very good pick up for us.  49r mentioned he is comparable to Horne.  I respectfully disagree.  I cannot tell in the limited video how quick he is, but he certainly appears athletic.  He is a guard/wing hat seems to have more similarities to a hybrid mix between Shavon and TP.  Horne  is a power player that appears to have the ability to step outside.  NuNu appears to be an outside player that may be able to mix it up a bit inside.

     

    The great news is that he has an appearance of being both a shooter and a scorer. 

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    My comparison to Horne was more to his height (I said build but probably meant height) and being unranked by the scouting services.

     

    In my defense I did say that I assumed they were very different players.  ;)

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    Did a deep dive on Nana today.

     

    http://ilprepbullseye.com/Akenten_Nebraska.html

    https://www.prephoops.com/2016/09/nana-akenten-talks-nebraska-visit/

     

    The book on Nana seems to be that he's a B1G level athlete and can get and make his shot.  I think there is work to be done on defense, ball handling, and probably on all aspects of his game which would explain why he's not rated by anyone. If he continues to develop gives us the spot up shooting, SG defending player this team needs.

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    I wonder if any hyperbolic Omaha writers want to cry about this one. Great get. Twice the player Arop is (no offense to the kid). Outstanding offensive talent, and an absolute steal under the radar.

    Alright I'm really gonna be that guy and ask what makes him "twice the player." And I'm purely asking. No agenda. Totally open to hear what you ha e to say.

     

     

    No offense taken.  He can fill it up--very pure, natural shooter who can get his own shot.  Plus, he's easily athletic enough to be an excellent B1G defender.  He fits a major need at the 2.  We have a lot of 3-4 swing guys, but we don't really have any 2-3 swing guys.  Great job from TM and co nabbing another Illinois kid.  

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    Did a deep dive on Nana today.

     

    http://ilprepbullseye.com/Akenten_Nebraska.html

    https://www.prephoops.com/2016/09/nana-akenten-talks-nebraska-visit/

     

    The book on Nana seems to be that he's a B1G level athlete and can get and make his shot.  I think there is work to be done on defense, ball handling, and probably on all aspects of his game which would explain why he's not rated by anyone. If he continues to develop gives us the spot up shooting, SG defending player this team needs.

     

    Anybody else read that as "Andrew White"?

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    Did a deep dive on Nana today.

    http://ilprepbullseye.com/Akenten_Nebraska.html

    https://www.prephoops.com/2016/09/nana-akenten-talks-nebraska-visit/

    The book on Nana seems to be that he's a B1G level athlete and can get and make his shot. I think there is work to be done on defense, ball handling, and probably on all aspects of his game which would explain why he's not rated by anyone. If he continues to develop gives us the spot up shooting, SG defending player this team needs.

    Anybody else read that as "Andrew White"?

    At least it says that he can create his own shot...AW3 could not!

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    Did a deep dive on Nana today.

    http://ilprepbullseye.com/Akenten_Nebraska.html

    https://www.prephoops.com/2016/09/nana-akenten-talks-nebraska-visit/

    The book on Nana seems to be that he's a B1G level athlete and his dad thinks he can get and make his shot. I think there is work to be done on defense, ball handling, and probably on all aspects of his game which would explain why he's not rated by anyone. If he continues to develop gives us the spot up shooting, SG defending player this team needs.

    Anybody else read that as "Andrew White"?

    At least it says that he can create his own shot...AW3 could not!

     

     

    Fixed that for you.

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    Did a deep dive on Nana today.

     

    http://ilprepbullseye.com/Akenten_Nebraska.html

    https://www.prephoops.com/2016/09/nana-akenten-talks-nebraska-visit/

     

    The book on Nana seems to be that he's a B1G level athlete and can get and make his shot.  I think there is work to be done on defense, ball handling, and probably on all aspects of his game which would explain why he's not rated by anyone. If he continues to develop gives us the spot up shooting, SG defending player this team needs.

     

    Anybody else read that as "Andrew White"?

     

     

    Nana's defensive issues wouldn't be lack of speed

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    Did a deep dive on Nana today.

    http://ilprepbullseye.com/Akenten_Nebraska.html

    https://www.prephoops.com/2016/09/nana-akenten-talks-nebraska-visit/

    The book on Nana seems to be that he's a B1G level athlete and can get and make his shot. I think there is work to be done on defense, ball handling, and probably on all aspects of his game which would explain why he's not rated by anyone. If he continues to develop gives us the spot up shooting, SG defending player this team needs.

    Anybody else read that as "Andrew White"?

    I did too, only I read it as "a more athletic and explosive Andrew White."

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    Did a deep dive on Nana today.

    http://ilprepbullseye.com/Akenten_Nebraska.html

    https://www.prephoops.com/2016/09/nana-akenten-talks-nebraska-visit/

    The book on Nana seems to be that he's a B1G level athlete and can get and make his shot. I think there is work to be done on defense, ball handling, and probably on all aspects of his game which would explain why he's not rated by anyone. If he continues to develop gives us the spot up shooting, SG defending player this team needs.

    Anybody else read that as "Andrew White"?

    I'll say it. If Akenten ends up as good as AW this is a hell of a find by the staff.

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