#OTRHoopsReport: Auburn lands elite recruit – Jan 11, 2018

4-Star forward Babatunde Akingbola of McEachern (GA) has committed to Auburn. Photo Cred – Ty Freeman

Akingbola Commits to the Tigers in Auburn

Auburn has gotten off to an incredible start this season and that momentum carried over off the court on Thursday, as 2019 forward Babatunde Akingbola verbally committed to Bruce Pearl and the Auburn Tigers.

Akingbola has a frame that screams college production. He has long arms and bouncy legs, which often leads him to dunking every touch in the paint. Defensively he blocks a lot of shots in the paint while also have the athleticism to defend away from the bucket.

In His Words

“Auburn believed in me when very few did, they have been recruiting me sine 9th grade and never wavered. The coaching staff is sincere and I love the way they coach, I’ve also been able to see the great job they’ve done with other players from Georgia and the way they developed players who play my position.”


Here is what Brandon Clay, Chairman of the Naismith Award Selection Committee, had to say about Stretch at the City of Palms Classic last December.

Akingbola is a tremoundous rebounder around the basket. He’s active, not afraid of contact and looking to swat anything coming inside. “Stretch” will run the floor and is capable of finishing in the lane with dunks in traffic.

Highlights Courtesy of @SUVtv

Shun_Williams_OTRHoopsShun Williams is the owner of On the Radar Hoops, Inc. The On the Radar Hoops Report is picked up by Division I and II colleges and universities across the country. He serves as a member of the Naismith National High School Board of Selectors and the Atlanta Tip-Off Club. He is the director of the On the Radar Hoops Fall/Spring Showcases, On the Radar Hoops Invitational, Elite 32 Session I & II, Power 24, Atlanta Classic and Super 6 Showcase.

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