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Posted on Wed, Sep 16, 2009 : 2:28 p.m.

UPDATE: Eso Akunne scholarship officially announced by Michigan basketball team

By Michael Rothstein

As reported at 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.

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



Wed, Sep 16, 2009 : 11:34 p.m.

I thought this was the Michigan Football section of Ann You guys can't even get this part right


Wed, Sep 16, 2009 : 8:24 p.m.

This guy might not fit in other systems, but could help in Beilein's.