Gophers junior forward Trevor Mbakwe missed the entire 2009-10 season because of a legal situation in Florida. Mbakwe was charged with assaulting a female in Miami last April.
The former St. Bernard's and Henry Sibley standout is scheduled to go to trial June 7, said Miami Dade district attorney spokesperson Terry Chavez after a Thursday hearing.
Chavez said a court hearing will be held May 26 to ensure that the June 7 trial date is still feasible.
Mbakwe recently told the Star Tribune that he believed the felony charge against him would get dropped. Mbakwe has maintained his innocence and his lawyer, Gregory Samms, said earlier this week that he believes his client will be found not guilty.
Mbakwe is expected to be a major contributor for the Gophers next season, assuming his legal situation gets resolved.
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.
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