Posted On: 06/8/19 9:45 AM

***Photo from MBCA (possibly may have originated from Mason Crow)

Six-foot-6 forward Akoi Akoi of Sioux Falls O'Gorman earned All State honors on a balanced team as a junior and has now earned a D2 scholarship with the South Dakota Attack.  Prep Hoops caught up with Akoi today.

A lot of players receive initial scholarship offers leading to several different reactions.  For Akoi the offer seemed to bring both relief and joy. 

"When they (University of Sioux Falls) first called about the offer I was extremely happy, I felt excitement that I’ve never felt before," Akoi explained. "And i’m just so relieved that I know i can play college ball somewhere."

USF has been a constant tracking Akoi - a 6-foot-6 forward with both agility and face-up skill to produce - but USF hasn't been alone. 

"USF has been on my radar recently but Minnesota-Duluth, Bethany Lutheran College (in Mankato), and MSU (Minnesota State-Mankato University) are some other schools that have been connecting as well. I visited USF a couple weeks ago and I plan to get on Southwest Minnesota State pretty soon."

Akoi plays with an Attack team with one of the toughest frontcourts in all of the Midwest. 

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