NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma has dismissed Akolda Manyang from its basketball team after the 7-foot junior center was accused of aggravated robbery in Rochester, Minn..
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.
According to the Rochester Post-Bulletin: "Capt. John Sherwin said the two men were "drunk and belligerent and didn't know the address" where they wanted to be dropped off at 2:20 a.m. When the cab driver ordered them out of his vehicle, the two men smashed the driver's clipboard on the ground, assaulted the driver and chased him around the parking lot before he found safety in a hotel lobby and the two suspects attempted to flee before being arrested."
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.
In March, Manyang's older brother, Ater, committed suicide while at the Minnesota state residential treatment center in St. Peter. Akolda Manyang left the Oklahoma team during the NCAA Final Four to be with his family.
Ater Manyang was a standout basketball player at Rochester Century.
Akolda Manyang played high school basketball in Rochester before finishing his career at Duluth East, where he was suspended before the state tournament in 2012 after an alleged violation of Minnesota State High School League rules about tobacco use.