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Oklahoma Sooners center Akolda Manyang is no longer with the team

Former junior college transfer averaged 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game this season in 25 games

The Oklahoma Sooners have parted ways with Akolda Manyang after the 7-footer's second arrest in 40 days.

After being charged with assault in early May, Manyang was cited on a police report in his home town of Rochester, Minn. for allegedly assaulting a cab driver, the Rochester Post-Bulletin first reported.

An OU spokesman confirmed that Manyang was no longer with the team Thursday.

Manyang was the top-rated junior college center two years ago when he came to Oklahoma but struggled through injury during his first off-season on campus.

He appeared in 25 games last season and averaged 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds.

After a stellar showing in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, Manyang left the team to be with his family following the suicide of his brother, who was receiving care in a state addiction treatment center.

The departure of Manyang leaves Oklahoma with just two experienced forwards moving into the 2016-17 season. Khadeem Lattin and Jamuni McNeace will likely carry much of the front-court load with mid-year enrollee Matt Freeman likely to see a significant amount of playing time.


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