Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180 cm, CS Fullerton´09) has been cut by the Memphis Grizzlies (USA, NBA) after joining the franchise earlier in the summer. The Nigerian native who also holds an American passport recently played the NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas for the Dallas Mavericks where he proved to be in fine form. Over six games the guard impressed with scoring averages of 17.5 points per game.
Josh-Emmanuel Akognon is well travelled and has played in Estonia and China in the past. Last season the 27-year old started the campaign playing for Liaoning Jiebao Hunters (China, CBA) where he averaged 29.0 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. His heavy scoring and good form led to a move to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA where he played three games and picked up 1.7 points per game.