April 18, 2008
Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton guard Josh Akognon has made himself available for the 2008 NBA player draft, which will be held June 26 in Madison Square Garden in New York City. Because he has not signed with an agent, he may remove himself from consideration up to 10 days before the draft and retain his senior year of NCAA eligibility.
Akognon (5-11, 185 pounds) was the leading scorer for the Titans in 2007-08 at 20.2 points per game. He set school single-season records by making 116 3-point field goals and shooting .899 from the free-throw line. His 647 points were third most by a Titan in one season. A second-team All-Big West Conference and NABC All-District 15 selection, he was voted the most valuable player of the Big West Tournament after averaging 22.3 points over three games. He matched his career high with 31 points vs. Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament.
Akognon attended Casa Grande High School in Northern California and played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Washington State.
Akognon is the second Titan to test the NBA draft waters after his junior year. Point guard Bobby Brown made himself available for the 2006 draft, withdrew and became Fullerton's career scoring leader late in the 2006-07 season. He was not drafted in 2007 and currently is playing in Germany.