Will Minnesota Gophers Trevor Mbakwe Leave For the NBA?


Minnesota Golden Gophers starting forward Trevor Mbakwe put together a more-than respectable season in his first year in the maroon and gold.

Mbakwe averaged a double-double with 13.7 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. His number of boards were good enough to make him the Big Ten rebounding champion and he earned Second-Team All Conference as well.

With NBA scouts in attendance to catch a glimpse of Purdue’s JuJuan Johnson and Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger in the Big Ten Tournament, did Mbakwe do enough against Northwestern to put his self on the radar of prospective pro teams?

By: Nick Grays

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Gophers Trevor Mbakwe Jailed for Alleged Violation of Restraining Order

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers leading scorer Trevor Mbakwe is in jail tonight for allegedly violating a harrassment restraining order. The Big Ten’s leading rebounder and UM college basketball star was arrested Monday night. If Mbawke is forced to miss time, the Golden Gophers could be in big trouble without their best player. He also leads the conference with ten double-doubles.

According to the AP:

Police say Mbakwe was booked into Ramsey County Jail on misdemeanor charges Monday after he posted a message on a St. Paul woman’s Facebook page. The woman had previously filed a restraining order against Mbakwe. Bail was set at $500.

Mbakwe leads the Golden Gophers with 13.4 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. He transferred to Minnesota before last season, but was not allowed to play while facing a felony battery charge stemming from his days at Miami-Dade Community College.

He entered a pretrial program rather than go to trial on those charges, but did not admit guilt in the case.

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