FRESHMAN - Appeared in 26 games off the bench for the Cougars...registered eight points in seven minutes at Kansas State, Nov. 27...scored 12 points against No. 25 Gonzaga, Dec. 7...played season/career-high 34 minutes at UCLA, Jan. 26...best scoring game with 15 points on 6-for-14 shooting, including 3-for-9 from beyond the arc...grabbed season/career-high six rebounds at Oregon State, Jan. 13...scored nine points in 12 minutes at Oregon, Feb. 15...his 28 treys tie for seventh on WSU all-time single season freshman list...ranks third on the WSU all-time single season freshman list for 3-point field goal attempts (91) and ninth for 3-point field goal percentage (.308).
HIGH SCHOOL - Did not play organized basketball until FRESHMAN year at Casa Grande High School...point guard for coach Jeremy Russotti...first team all-league selection as a JUNIOR and second team all-Bay Area...SENIOR season named MVP of both the Sonoma County League and the Redwood Empire Section...named Northern California Division II Player of the Year...led the Bay Area and ranked fifth in California in scoring with 30 points per game...added 6.6 points, 4.5 assists and 3.4 steals per game...recorded six games with 40 or more points, including 54-point effort in his second-to-last prep outing...first team Division II All-State selection...McDonald's All-America nominee.
PERSONAL - Joshua Emmanuel Akognon...born Feb. 10, 1986...parents Emmanuel and Alfreda...older brother Shola...younger sister Shonte...enjoys playing Playstation 2 ...plans on majoring in sport management.
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