Gary Akbar

23 Aug

Name: Gary Akbar

Height: 6’4
Weight: 210

Position: Small Forward

School: Dunbar
Hometown: Dayton, OH

AAU: Ohio Hoopsters
Class: 2012

Evaluation: Akbar is a strong bodied combo forward with a nice scoring touch, particularly when driving to his dominant left hand. Plays with toughness and true physicality inside on both ends where he will bully smaller opponents he is capable of playing as an undersized PF. Still developing his jumper past mid-range but is a nice face-up slasher where he can set up teammates or smoothly score the ball himself.

Bottom Line: Gary should be able to fit in well at the Division I level due to his toughness and versatility. He is an accomplished winner who has played in countless big games and succeeded. At the small Division I level his ability to slide over and play a stretch PF spot in certain situations might be appealing to coaches who like to play small ball.

Notes: Will be attending Cleveland State.

6 Responses to “Gary Akbar”


  1. 2012 Prospect Database « Triple Double Prospects - August 23, 2011

    […] Akbar, Gary          SF          Dunbar          Dayton, OH […]

  2. Ohio Player Rankings 2012 « - September 12, 2011

    […] Kretzer- Waverly 2. Lorenzo Cugini- Akron St. Vincent St. Mary’s 3. Jacob Rossi- Franklin 4. Gary Akbar- Dayton Dunbar 5. Reggie McAdams- Elida 6. Matt Bingaya- Delaware Hayes 7. Matt Rhodes- Westerville […]

  3. Yates commits to the Bluejays « - September 28, 2011

    […] assists last season he will share scoring duties this year with fellow Division I prospect seniors Gary Akbar and Deontae “Teddy” Hawkins, both forwards. Dunbar won a State Title just two years ago, with […]

  4. Dayton 2012 Player Rankings « - October 4, 2011

    […] Hawkins- SF/PF Dunbar 2. Andre Yates- PG Dunbar 3. Joe Thomasson- SG Thurgood Marshall 4. Gary Akbar- SF Dunbar 5. Kendrick Williams- PG Fairborn 6. James “Woo” Brown- PG Trotwood Madison 7. […]

  5. Akbar verbals to Cleveland St « - November 8, 2011

    […] to a Division I school, less the twelve hours after the previous commitment, is Dayton Dunbar SF Gary Akbar. Known as one of Ohio’s most versatile, tough, and charismatic swingmen Akbar gave his pledge […]

  6. Deontae Hawkins pulls a “Shocker” « - November 16, 2011

    […] Just like Teddy 6’1 PG Andre Yates has signed his letter of intent, while 6’4 SF Gary Akbar has verbally committed to Cleveland State but will wait until the spring to sign; once he gets his […]

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