Sooners dismisses 7-foot basketball center after arrest
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.
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.