Stock Risers Watch: Georgetowns Mac McClung and James Akinjo

 

 

Mac McClung is without question the most underrated prospect in the 2018 basketball recruiting class. Any stage he steps on he shows out. McClung is a 6-2 175 ball of excitement. He played for Gate City high school in Gate City, Virginia and broke many records in the state of Virginia including breaking NBA hall of famer Allen Iverson’s scoring record. Saying he is one of the top guards in the country is an understatement. To be honest it is downright disrespectful to McClung, He plays hard and with an intensity and confidence that is contagious to people that play with him and problem to people he plays against. He is one of the top prospects in this class and is a player you can give it to with the game on the line. Mac was ranked the 11th prospect in the state of Virginia, 23rd ranked combo guard and 245th ranked prospect in 2018 class by 247 sports. His electrifying dunks displays his insane athleticism which he puts on display each game. Aside from Zion Williamson there is no other player quite as exciting as Mac McClung coming out this class. He can not only dunk but he can score from anywhere on the court and he is an underrated passer. He is an elite prospect and I feel he is a 5-star he has more than proven himself against other elite competition. In the Allen Iverson Classic he had a classic showdown with 5-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly and more than held his own he made them remember his name, even Iverson was extremely impressed.

 

4-star point guard James Akinjo has some of the best hands in the game. As a passer he is lethal and a quick decision maker. As a dribbler he is magnificent being able to shake and leave opponents stunned with a killer crossover and an explosive first step, the kid is nice. Akinjo is 6-0 160 he played for Salesian high school in Richmond, California he is ranked 8th in the state of California, 13th among point guards and 90th among prospects for the 2018 class by 247 sports. He will bring a leader that will set the tone, Coach Ewing has got a special jewel in Akinjo he is quick and can break defenses down. His speed and quickness are going to be a problem for teams in the Big Ten.

McClung and Akinjo will form one of the better backcourt tandems for the future of Georgetown. McClung has the show stopping skills to wow the crowd and bring in a packed house at the Capital One arena. The Big East is arguably the most competitive conference in college basketball, by recruiting these two stud players it will not only revive Georgetown in recruiting but revive Georgetown in the Big East. McClung also gives Georgetown two ball handlers which is always and advantage for a team and they will both feed off each other. Akinjo and McClung give Georgetown the type of dynamic backcourt that can punish defenses night in and night out. Akinjo is a calm but explosive guard that can not only set the defense up and be patient but he can also break defenses down and get others open, that’s where McClung becomes dangerous. McClung will be that go to scorer that you give it to at the end of games and he will be a scorer that can take over games. Akinjo doesn’t have to have the pressure of carrying the team he has a running mate, McClung and Akinjo are going to raise hell in the Big East.

 

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