by: Matthew MacCormack
The Northeastern basketball team will look a little different when it hits the hardwood this winter.
Husky forward Kwesi Abakah is transferring to Richmond, according to a tweet from Abakah’s personal Twitter account. Abakah’s move comes just weeks after rising sophomore guard Brandon Kamga announced he was transferring to High Point.
The 6’8, 225 pound Abakah was a graduate transfer, meaning he’ll be able to play for the Spiders in the 2016-17 season.
I'm excited to say that I will be playing this 2016-2017 season as a Richmond Spider!! ?????
— Kwesi Abakah (@kabakah2) June 3, 2016
Abakah played sparingly in his three seasons in Boston, averaging 1.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 76 appearances.
As a redshirt junior last season, Abakah made eight starts and appeared in all 33 games. His statistical impact was small; he averaged 1.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 13 minutes per game.
The Suwanee, Georgia native took a medical redshirt in the 2012-13 season. He graduated this spring with a degree in electrical engineering, earning the United States Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award.
Northeastern head coach Bill Coen has not yet commented on the move.
With Abakah gone, the onus will shift to the Huskies’ crop of young bigs. Rising sophomores Jeremy Miller, Sajon Ford and Anthony Green are all 6’10 or above, and should see an uptick in minutes.
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