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Mbakwe named 3rd team All-American

A preseason honor for the Gophers’ Trevor Mbakwe. The Minnesota forward has been named a third-team All-American by Ohio States’ Jared Sullinger is their early pick for player of the year

A preseason honor for the Gophers’ Trevor Mbakwe. The Minnesota forward has been named a third-team All-American by Ohio States’ Jared Sullinger is their early pick for player of the year

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Another preseason honor for Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe. He’s on the Big Ten’s all-conference team. Last year, the St. Paul native led Minnesota with 14 points a game and a Big-Ten leading 10-and-a-half rebounds per game.

Mbakwe on preseason watch list

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.

Gophers' Patterson, Bjugstad named second-team All-Americans

Goaltender Kent Patterson and forward Nick Bjugstad were named second-team All-Americans on Friday. Patterson, a senior, started every game for the Gophers this season. Bjugstad, a sophomore, finished second on the team with 42 points.

Trevor Mbakwe's legal status

Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe was scheduled to appear in court Monday for violating a restraining order last January. The appearance was postponed, and might not happen until April. Either way, it sounds like the case is fizzling out.

Whalen, Augustus named to All-WNBA teams

Post-season honors for Minnesota Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen and forward Seimone Augustus. Both made the All-WNBA team, as voted upon by national and local sportswriters. Whalen was a first-team selection. Augustus was named to the second team.

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.

Mbakwe wants to make teams pay at the free throw line

Trevor Mbakwe is considered one of the top big men in the country. He's a monster in the paint and he'll become even more dominant once he improves his free-throw shooting. Last year Mbakwe shot 62.9% from the line.