UConn lands five-star recruit who will enroll at semester break

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UConn found a way to shore up their front line on Saturday afternoon.

Akok Akok is a five-star forward that had planned on spending a prep year at Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut, but he left the program this fall and made the decision to enroll in school during the semester break.

On Saturday, he committed to UConn and head coach Dan Hurley.

The plan, a source told NBC Sports, is for Akok to redshirt this season and playing in the 2019-2020 season if he does not enter the NBA draft. This is the same plan that Hamidou Diallo followed when he enrolled at Kentucky for the second semester of the 2016-17 season.

UConn has two four-star guards currently committed in the Class of 2019, James Bouknight and Jalen Gaffney.