July 18, 2006
FULLERTON, CA - Shooting guard Josh Akognon, who led Washington State in scoring last season, will transfer to Cal State Fullerton for the Fall semester (2006) and have two years of eligibility remaining with the Titans for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons. Akognon has signed a financial aid offer but his presence won't be legally binding until he attends his first class.
Akognon averaged 10.3 points for the deliberate Cougars last season, making 37 percent of his 3-point field goals and shooting 80 percent from the free-throw line. He appeared in all 28 games, 13 as a starter. He had 22 points in a home win over UC Riverside on Nov. 19, 27 points at Washington on Jan. 7 and 25 points at UCLA on Jan. 12. As a freshman he appeared in 26 game off the bench and averaged 3.9 points.
The 5-foot-10, 198-pounder is from Petaluma and Casa Grande High School in northern California.
Fullerton averaged 79 points per game during a 16-13 season in 2005-06 while the Cougars scored only 58 points per contest while compiling an 11-17 season.
Fullerton had good luck with a previous transfer from Washington State in football. Running back Mike Pringle rushed for 2,223 yards in two seasons (1988-89) for the Titans and led the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,690 in 1989. He went on to become the all-time leading rusher in the history of the Canadian Football League.
The Titans open the 2006-07 regular season on Nov. 10 with a home contest against the California Maritime Academy at 7:05 p.m.