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Georgetown transfer James Akinjo reportedly interested in Gonzaga

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Georgetown guard James Akinjo drives against Duke’s Tre Jones in a November game. (KATHY WILLENS / AP)
Georgetown guard James Akinjo drives against Duke’s Tre Jones in a November game. (KATHY WILLENS / AP)

Georgetown transfer James Akinjo is reportedly considering Gonzaga among other options.

Akinjo, a 6-foot-1 sophomore from Oakland, California, is no longer on the Hoyas’ roster, according to a Georgetown release Monday night. The midyear transfer has entered his name in the transfer portal, according to multiple reports.

National basketball reporter Adam Zagoria tweeted Tuesday morning that Akinjo has interest in Gonzaga.

Akinjo has started at point guard in 39 of 40 games. He was named Big East Freshman of the Year after averaging 13.4 points and 5.2 assists last season. He averaged 13.4 points and 4.4 assists in seven games this season.

Akinjo shot 39% beyond the 3-point line last season but has made just 24% of 33 attempts this year.

Georgetown is struggling at 4-3 and reports surfaced Monday night that Josh LeBlanc, Galen Alexander and Myron Gardner face temporary restraining orders. LeBlanc is accused of assault and battery and theft of personal property resulting from complaints. The Washington Post reported that the first complaint, filed Nov. 5, alleges that LeBlanc committed burglary Sept. 16, then threatened bodily harm against the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s roommate. The roommate filed a separate complaint Nov. 12, saying Myron Gardner, a freshman on the team, sexually harassed and assaulted her Sept. 15, the day before the alleged burglary, the Post said. The second complaint also names LeBlanc and Alexander, a junior on the team.

Akinjo’s name isn’t mentioned in any of the court documents, according to multiple reports. Zagoria tweeted that Akinjo was planning to transfer before the legal issues surfaced and Georgetown statements on Tuesday said Akinjo is in no way related to the criminal charges.

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