OSNA Forward Has High D-1 Interest

Reporter Mike Sullivan gives us an update on Teeng Akol ...

Teeng Akol, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound forward from Our Savior New American School in Centereach, New York, continues to show he is worthy of high division one interest. There had been some speculation that Akol might be ready to make a decision. However, as of publishing this story, Akol has not made any decision.

"He hasn't made any decision (in regards to a possible commitment to DePaul)," said OSNA assistant coach Eric Jaklitsch.

Akol, from the Sudan, had a solid season for OSNA. He showed the ability to score from the perimeter as well as deliver points around the rim.

Jaklitsch and the OSNA staff have done a nice job in allowing Teeng to progress in his individual game.

BRIAN TOWEY'S VIEW OF TEENG AKOL'S INDIVIDUAL GAME: After arriving in the States in October of 2005 from the Sudan via Egypt, Akol has settled into the American game for coach Ron Stelzer at OSNA, showing a deft shooting and passing touch out of the high post. He is a skilled big man whose versatility has him ensconced on the high major radar.

WHAT OSNA ASSISTANT COACH ERIC JAKLITSCH SAYS ABOUT TEENG AKOL: College coaches like that he's a face-up four man, that he's pretty skilled. He's a high post guy that can step out, pop out, and shoot the ball well, and can score with his back to the basket. He can also pass the ball a bit.


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