With the news of James Akinjo’s transfer to Arizona finally becoming official, head coach Sean Miller responds to the criticisms of his new player!
If you’ve been paying attention to the news regarding Arizona Athletics lately, you would have seen that former Georgetown guard James Akinjo had announced his transfer from the school. It didn’t take Arizona and Sean Miller to respond.
Almost instantly Miller and the Wildcats were all over Akinjo, looking to bring his talents to Tucson. After all, James was a target for us just a couple recruiting classes ago.
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After appearing in 40 games for the Hoyas (seven this season), the sophomore guard decided he wanted a change of scenery, and earlier this week it was finally made it official as James makes his way to Tucson.
This seems like a well-received transfer by many, especially among Wildcat fans. After all, through those 40 games Akinjo played in, he averaged 13.4 points, 5.1 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.
Again his transfer was seemingly well received among everyone, that is except for Syracuse’s legendary head coach, Jim Boeheim.
Naturally as a head coach to the rival school of Akinjo’s former school, Boeheim wouldn’t have any bias, right?
According to Boeheim, “They got rid of a guy that wouldn’t pass the ball to anybody and just shot it every time, and that’s why they’re good now,” Boeheim said. “Patrick [Ewing] can’t say that but I can. He lost two games for them by himself.”
As Wildcat fans, we should all be greatly concerned about the criticism’s of a future player, especially coming from a coach who’s production and success has diminished significantly over the past couple years.
So naturally when Miller addressed the Media, discussing the addition of Akinjo, he responded to those criticisms in typical Miller form, which was complete savagery.
Too far? Hardly! As regardless of what you think of Miller, one great thing that he has always shown, is that he will continue to have the backs of his players!
At Zona Zealots, we’re excited about the addition of James and can’t wait to see what he can bring to this team! As always, Bear Down, Arizona!