University of Minnesota basketball star Trevor Mbakwe has been named to the preseason watch list for the John R. Wooden award, given to the best player in the country. Mbakwe blossomed this summer during the World University Games in China.
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Trevor Mbakwe and Ralph Sampson III nearly entered the NBA Draft, but decided against it before it was too late. Now the seniors are glad they decided to return. Not only do they want to finish their careers, but the NBA lockout would have them sitting at home anyway.
Mbakwe lifts Gophers past D-II Augustana in exhibition
The Gophers men’s basketball team defeated Augustana 72-60 Monday in exhibition action. Trevor Mbakwe led Minnesota with 22 points and 13 rebounds. It was their final tune-up before regular season play begins with a non-conference game against Bucknell Friday night at Williams Arena.
Mbakwe, Gophers ready to reach potential
Trevor Mbakwe's story is long and frustrating. With the off-the-court issues mostly out of the way, the 6'10'' forward is ready to lead Minnesota to the top of the Big Ten. The Gophers have the respect of coaches in the conference, now it's all about putting it all together on the court.
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