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Jules Dang Akodo had a busy weekend in Germany after scoring a combined 48 points across two different playoff games, less than 24 hours apart.
The 18-year-old Brit, generally considered the most talented player of the 1996 born generation, scored a season-high 29 points for Fraport Skyliners Juniors in their opening Pro-B playoff defeat to Rostock in overtime, before guiding Eintracht Frankfurt to victory in the NBBL playoffs with a 19-point haul.
“We penetrated more in the fourth quarter and attacked their bigs and it worked for us,” said Akodo (via EuroBasket). “They got a bit tired also. We have to go on the road now, play hard, consistent and get a good game flow.”
Akodo shot 6-12 from the field and netted five triples, whilst adding four rebounds and three assists although it wasn’t enough to prevent his side falling to a 1-0 deficit in the Pro-B playoffs – that also includes Orlan Jackman’s title-winning Iserlohn and Robert Gilchrist’s Karlsruhe.
The NBBL side entered the playoffs with a lot of confidence having completed a 15-1 regular season and they pulled off a 72-63 win over Basket Munich North behind Akodo’s 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Fellow Brit Liam Carpenter was in opposition with the point guard also playing for Schwabing in the Regionaliga and claimed that Akodo was a ‘big factor’ for Frankfurt.
Image Credit: Fraport Skyliners Juniors