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NC A&T Men's Basketball BIO
5 Bryan Akinkugbe

Breakdown: Completed his first year at A&T after transferring from Columbia State Community College…An injury to his knee slowed him down during his first season as an Aggie, but he was still able to earn a starting position and played a vital role in the post during the 2013-14 season…Played for current North Carolina A&T associate head coach Jay Joyner when Joyner was the head coach for Columbia State Community College…Really runs the floor well and gives the Aggies an inside and outside presence…Can knock down the jump shot and rebound effectively.

2013-14 Season: Played in 29 games with 17 starts…Averaged 4.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game…Ranked eighth in the MEAC in blocked shots…Shot .460 from the field (46-100) and .553 from the line (26-47)…Missed the first two games of the season with tendinitis in his right knee…Made his Aggie debut and first start of the season on Nov. 15 at Rhode Island where he scored six points in 20 minutes….Started six straight games from Dec. 7-Jan. 4…Had his best game of the season at home against Wright State on Dec. 5 when he scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds on 5-for-7 shooting and hit two big free throws with 1:06 remaining to help the Aggies pull out a 62-59 win…Had a season-high seven rebounds twice, once at East Carolina on Dec. 14 and against Georgia Southern on Dec. 28…Five of his rebounds versus Georgia Southern were offensive…Scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked five shots in an 88-82 win over NJIT on Jan. 18…Also had five blocked shots at N.C. Central on Jan. 22…Led the Aggies in rebounding four times.

High School: Played high school basketball at Princeton Day Academy where he averaged 14.0 points per game.

Columbia State College: Attended Columbia State College for two seasons…Averaged 6.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game…During his sophomore season, he averaged 5.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game

 

Position: Center
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bowie, Md.
Other College: Columbia State CC
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