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Posted on Sun, Jan 10, 2010 : 1:41 p.m.

Michigan guard Eso Akunne academically ineligible for winter semester

By Michael Rothstein

Freshman guard Eso Akunne, a graduate of Father Gabriel Richard High School, is academically ineligible for the remainder of the 2009-10 Michigan basketball season.

Akunne played in seven games for Michigan, playing 17 minutes against Utah.

Akunne had initially come to Michigan as a preferred walk-on but earned a scholarship before the start of his first semester in the fall.

During the time of his ineligibility, Akunne will be allowed to practice with Michigan, but will not be allowed to play in games.

Michael Rothstein covers University of Michigan basketball for He can be reached at (734) 623-2558, by e-mail at or follow along on Twitter @mikerothstein.


Tom Joad

Sun, Jan 10, 2010 : 5:24 p.m.

Better start cracking the books. I hear the library is a quiet place to study


Sun, Jan 10, 2010 : 4:48 p.m.

There goes U-M's tournament hopes. With the loss of Akunne and Ben Cronin, U-M loses almost a point per game.

Macabre Sunset

Sun, Jan 10, 2010 : 4:28 p.m.

That's gotta be painful for ol' father Richard there. Very high-profile failure from a local perspective.