Trevor Mbakwe returned to game action for the first time in nearly a year as the Gophers blasted Minnesota-State Mankato 81-56 in an exhibition game Thursday night at Williams Arena.
CBSSports.com released its list of the 50 best big men in college basketball entering the upcoming season, and Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe came in at No. 7 on the list. The release says that when healthy, Mbakwe is a double-double lock every game.
Minnesota Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe was in Florida on Friday for a court hearing as a judge mulled whether a probation violation merited jail time. But the judge ultimately decided that he would offer the NCAA player a lighter sentence: two years probation, 20 hours of community service per month and he must attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, the Star Tribune reports. He was arrested for DWI in July in Minnetonka, and he had been on probation stemming from a Florida battery charge in 2009.
Trevor Mbakwe told reporters on Friday that he was arrested for DWI earlier this summer. Police reports indicate he was arrested July 1st and pleaded guilty on September 10th. The issue is being handled internally, but coach Tubby Smith said he almost kicked Mbakwe off the team.
Gophers basketball star Trevor Mbakwe returned to the court on Wednesday to go through individual workouts with some of the team's coaches and a few of his teammates. Head coach Tubby Smith said Mbakwe is "looking good" as he continues working his way back from a torn ACL.
It sounds like Trevor Mbakwe really wants to return to the Gophers next year now that he’s been granted an extra year of eligibility. While he hasn’t officially confirmed he’s coming back, Mbakwe was on Twitter last night writing, “Unfinished business ...I can’t go out like this.”
Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe can return to the Gophers for sixth year of NCAA hoops if he wants, and Tubby Smith thinks Mbakwe "wants to be here." The team sent a letter to the NCAA requesting an extra scholarship for Mbakwe next season.
The NCAA granted Gophers' forward Trevor Mbakwe a sixth year of eligibility on Friday, but Mbakwe hasn't decided if he'll return to the Gophers or enter the NBA draft. Mbakwe says "there's still possibility" that he'll enter the draft, but he also wants to help the Gophers get to the NCAA tournament.
Gophers' forward Trevor Mbakwe has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. On his Twitter page, he writes that he's happy with the decision and "Gophernation is the best."
The injured senior forward could find out as early as next week if he'll get a sixth year of eligibility. The Pioneer Press reports coach Tubby Smith is "optimistic" Mbakwe will be given the opportunity to play. The St. Paul native suffered a knee injury that ended his season in November.
The Gophers have lost five in a row and six of seven in Big Ten play, but head coach Tubby Smith won't be blaming the struggles on the absence of injured star Trevor Mbakwe. Instead, Smith believes his team is struggling psychologically. He says he needs to find a way to boost the players' confidence, and that playing at Wisconsin on Tuesday will be a real test of character.
The U of M senior forward was found guilty Thursday morning, ending the three-year-long felony assault case in Miami. The Pioneer Press reports Mbakwe received a one-year stay of adjudication and one year of probation.
Trevor Mbakwe wants an NCAA waiver that would make him eligible to play another year of college basketball. He's not saying whether he'd actually use that extra year at the U of M, but says he'd like the option to come back. Mbakwe was leading the Gophers in scoring and rebounding when he blew out his knee during a November holiday tournament.
Gopher basketball senior Trevor Mbakwe successfully completed surgery for a torn ACL Friday, coach Tubby Smith said. Mbakwe was leading the Gophers in scoring when he went down with the injury in late November. Mbakwe is not expected to return to the Gopher’s lineup this year.