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Sooners dismisses 7-foot basketball center after arrest
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Sooners dismisses 7-foot basketball center after arrest

Published Jun. 9, 2016 12:56 p.m. ET

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma has dismissed Akolda Manyang from its basketball team after the 7-foot junior center was accused of aggravated robbery in Minnesota.

Rochester police said in court documents that Manyang and another man were arrested early Wednesday after they allegedly assaulted a cab driver and took his keys.

Manyang was charged Thursday with first-degree aggravated robbery, and court records don't list an attorney. The arrest comes a month after Manyang was charged in Oklahoma for allegedly punching a former Oklahoma football player.

Oklahoma's assistant athletic director for communications, Mike Houck, said Thursday that Manyang is no longer on the team.

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Manyang played in 25 games last season and averaged 2.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game as the Sooners reached the Final Four.

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