Akol had been recovering from a broken bone in his hand and was expected to have a big season this year. Sources say Teeng made the decision over the past month.
Akol, who was reclassified to the class of 2008, is a player who has nice size but also possesses some solid skills. He has the skill to score with his perimeter game too.
However, this area of his individual game needs to be more consistent to eventually become an impact player on the division one level.
Akol, who previously played AAU ball for Eric Jaklitsch and Chris Phillips for the New York Elite AAU program, had previously received some solid division one interest.