Weight: 218 lbs
Previous School(s): Nebraska
Hometown: Bolingbrook, Ill.
- Grade: 0.8869, 3 stars
- National Ranking: #187
- Position Ranking: #38 SG
- 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.
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.