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UB MBB Recruiting Profile: Nana Akenten

NCAA Basketball: Nebraska at Penn State Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports


Position: Wing

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 218 lbs

Previous School(s): Nebraska

Hometown: Bolingbrook, Ill.


247 Rankings:

  • Grade: 0.8869, 3 stars
  • National Ranking: #187
  • Position Ranking: #38 SG

Offers and Interest:

  • As a high schooler: Nebraska, Buffalo, Chicago State, Western Michigan, Northern Colorado UIC, Illinois State, Green Bay, Northern Illinois, Toledo, Valparaiso, Bradley, Duquesne, UTEP, Southern Illinois, SMU, Colorado State, UNLV.
  • As a transfer: Buffalo, Towson, Illinois State, Bradley, Valparaiso, Eastern Illinois, Dayton, Toledo, Green Bay.

Player Breakdown

Nana Akenten visited Buffalo today, as a potential sit one, play two transfer for the Bulls. Akenten averaged 4.3 points and 2.5 rebounds per game for the Nebraska Cornhuskers this year before being suspended due to academic issues. Prior to arriving at Nebraska, Akenten was a first team class 4A all-state selection in Illinois, averaging 14.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game at Bolingbrook High School. Akenten would have been slated to become a key player next year for the Cornhuskers, with their top 4 scorers either graduating or declaring for the NBA draft. Akenten is an athletic wing, and a capable outside shooter with time to refine his touch. He projects into a similar role to what Jeremy Harris held in his time in Buffalo’s up-tempo 4/5-out system.