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Eso Akunne 5
Eso Akunne

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ann Arbor, Mich.

High School:
Gabriel Richard

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225

Position:
Guard


04/22/2013

2012-13 Michigan Men's Basketball Roster

2012-13 Michigan Men's Basketball Roster

04/16/2013

Burke Garners Second Team MVP Award at End-of-Season Banquet

Burke Garners Second Team MVP Award at Men's Basketball Banquet

04/08/2013

Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA National Championship

Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA National Championship

04/05/2013

Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA Final Four

Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA Final Four

03/28/2013

Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA South Regional

Behind the Scenes with the Wolverines: NCAA South Regional

01/14/2012

Men's Basketball at Iowa

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Pronunciation, first name: "S-oh"
Pronunciation, last name: "AH-koo-NAY"

Senior (2012-13) ... Played in 18 games off the bench ... Helped U-M earn the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament South Region and advance to the national championship game for the first time in 20 years, before falling to No. 1 Louisville, 82-76 ... Helped U-M win the program's first NIT Season Tip-Off title ... Helped U-M go undefeated (13-0) in non-conference play for the first time since 1985-86 and match the program's best start (16-0, 1985-86) ... Scored 21 points (1.2 ppg) and grabbed 12 rebounds ... Matched a career-high with four rebounds vs. Central Michigan (Dec. 29) ... Shot 30.8 percent (8-for-26) from the field ... Shot 33.3 percent (4-for-12) from three-point range ... Tied a career-high five points vs. Slippery Rock (Nov. 9) ... Averaged 2.8 minutes per game.

Junior (2011-12) ... Helped U-M to its first Big Ten title in 26 years ... Shared conference title with Michigan State and Ohio State ... U-M finished with 13-5 Big Ten record, the most conference wins since 2002-03 ... Helped U-M to a 24-10 record, its best record since the 1997-998 season and its 24th 20-plus win season in U-M history ... Helped U-M to a 15-1 record at Crisler Arena, its best record since the 1989-90 season ... Helped U-M to an 8-1 Big Ten home record, its best conference record at home since 1985-86 ... Helped U-M to its highest seed all-time at the Big Ten Tournament (No. 2) ... Lost in the semifinal to No. 3 seed Ohio State, 77-55 ... Helped U-M to its 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance ... Earned the No. 4 seed in the Midwest region -- its highest seeding since 1998 ... Lost in second round to Ohio, 65-60 ... Helped U-M remain ranked among the nation's top 25 - a span of 19 weeks ... Helped U-M to five wins over nationally ranks opponents, including three top-10 teams ... Played in 12 games off the bench, before he was sidelined by a left foot injury sustained at Purdue (Jan. 24) ... Had surgery (Jan. 27) and missed the final 13 games ... Scored 20 points (1.7 ppg) and grabbed eight rebounds ... Shot 87.5 percent (7-for-8) from the field ... Shot 80.0 percent (4-for-5) from three-point range ... Scored a career-high five points, twice -- vs. Iowa State (Dec. 3) and Alabama A&M (Dec. 17) ... Pulled down a career-high four rebounds against Ferris State (Nov. 11) ... Averaged 4.0 minutes per game ... Played a season-high 12 minutes against Iowa State (Dec. 3).

Sophomore (2010-11) ... Helped U-M to a 21-14 record -- the 23rd 20-plus win season in U-M history ... Helped U-M to the semifinal of the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2003 ... Lost to No. 1 seed Ohio State, 68-61 ... Helped U-M to its 22nd NCAA Tournament appearance ... Earned No. 8 seed in the Midwest regional ... Defeated No. 9 Tennessee, 75-45, in the second round to record the largest margin of victory ever in an 8/9 seeded tournament game ... Lost No. 1 seed Duke, 73-71, after missing a game-tying shot as time expired in regulation ... Helped U-M sweep its season series with Michigan State -- the first time for the program since 1996-97 ... Played in 16 games off the bench ... Scored seven points ... Grabbed five rebounds, all defensive ... Recorded four assists ... Shot 42.9 percent (3-for-7) from the field ... Averaged 2.5 minutes per game.

Freshman (2009-10) ... Helped U-M to a 15-17 record ... Helped U-M to the quarterfinal of the Big Ten Tournament ... Lost to No. 1 seed Ohio State, 69-68, after the Buckeyes hit a three-pointer as time expired to win ... Awarded full scholarship for the season ... Deemed academically ineligible for the winter semester ... Played in seven games ... Scored five points ... Scored a season-high three points at Utah (Dec. 9) ... Grabbed six rebounds, all defensive ... Shot 66.7 percent (2-for-3) from the floor ... Averaged 5.4 minutes per game ... Played a career-high 17 minutes at Utah.

Prep Career... Father Gabriel Richard High School (2009) ... Coached by Pete Schoch ... Four-year letterwinner and starter ... Played all five positions ... Averaged 17.0 points, 10.9 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.6 blocks ... Led Gabriel Richard to a 79-20 record ... Team captain (2007, '08, '09) ... Gabriel Richard's all-time leading scorer with 1,705 points, set record against Detroit Finney (March 3, 2009) ... Surpassed 1,000 career points as a junior ... Finished fifth in the voting for the Hal Schram Michigan Mr. Basketball award ... Associated Press Class B All-State first team (2009) ... Associated Press Class C All-State, special mention (2008) and honorable mention (2007) ... Detroit Free Press Class B All-State, first team (2009) ... Detroit Free Press Class C All-State, first team (2008) ... Detroit News Class B All-State, first team (2009) ... Detroit News Class C All-State, second team (2008) ... Detroit News All-Metro Team (2009) ... Detroit News All-West, first team (2009) ... Ann Arbor News Area Player of the Year (2009) ... Ann Arbor News All-Area, first team (2008, '09) and honorable mention (2007) ... All-Catholic League, first team (2007, '08, '09) and honorable mention (2006) ... As a senior (2008-09): Averaged 21.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.5 blocks ... Led Gabriel Richard to 22-3 record ... Moved to Class B in State of Michigan ... Led Gabriel Richard to No. 2 area ranking and No. 4 Class B team ranking ... Catholic League champions, fourth-straight title ... Class B District champions ... Lost in Class B Regional final to Inkster (52-44) ... As a junior (2007-08): Averaged 20.9 points, 12.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 2.0 blocks ... Led Gabriel Richard to 22-5 record, its best record in 17 years ... Catholic League champions, third straight title ... Led Catholic League in scoring (20.9) ... Scored a career-best 42 points against Urban Lutheran (Jan. 29) ... Helped Gabriel Richard to Izzo Shootout and Ann Arbor City tournament titles ... Class C District campions ... Class C Regional champions after wins over Hanover-Horton (60-47) and Ottawa Lake Whiteford (72-46) ... Advanced to Class C Final Four after overtime win against Melvindale Academy (75-72) in quarterfinal... Lost in Class C semifinal to eventual state champions Kalamazoo Christian (54-48), finishing with 29 points and nine rebounds ... As a sophomore (2006-07): Averaged 15.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 2.0 blocks ... Led Gabriel Richard to 19-5 record ... Catholic League champions, back-to-back titles ... Class C District champions ... Lost in the Class C Regional championship game against Detroit Community (64-57) ... As a freshman (2005-06): Averaged 10.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.2 blocks ... Led Gabriel Richard to 16-7 record ... Catholic League champions ... Class C District finalist ... AAU: Played with both the Common Bond and The Family.

Personal ... Given name is Eso Hyacinth Akunne ... Born on May 24, 1991 in Silver Spring, Md. ... Son of the late Dr. Josephine and Dr. Hyacinth Akunne ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Political Science major ... Right-handed ... Committed to be a preferred walk-on to Michigan (Nov. 18, 2008).

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