UPDATE: Eso Akunne scholarship officially announced by Michigan basketball team
As reported at Annarbor.com last week, Michigan's basketball team officially announced Eso Akunne's scholarship award Wednesday.
Akunne, a former standout at Gabriel Richard in Ann Arbor, is a freshman at Michigan. He had started his career as a walk-on.
"Over the last two years, we have been able to reward a deserving few of our walk-on players with scholarship opportunities," Michigan coach John Beilein said in a statement. "The chance to help players like C.J. Lee, David Merritt or Eric Puls has really been a great privilege. We were recently presented an opportunity to assist another deserving walk-on and have chosen to scholarship Eso Akunne for this academic year."
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Akunne averaged 17 points and 10.9 rebounds during his career.