Nebraska Basketball vs. Ohio State Photo No. 7

Nana Akenten (25) attempts to block a shot from Ohio State's Kaleb Wesson during the game at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Sophomore guard Nana Akenten will transfer away from the Nebraska basketball program.

Akenten shared his decision to transfer on Twitter Wednesday.

Akenten was suspended indefinitely from the team on March 8 for a violation of team rules.

Akenten averaged 4.3 points and 2.5 rebounds per game while averaging 13 minutes per game  over 28 games this season. As a freshman, the Bolingbrook, Illinois-native averaged one point per game last season.

Akenten came to Nebraska as a three-star recruit and appeared in seven games in the 2017-18 season before seeing a spike in minutes the following year.

Despite the increase, Akenten only broke double-digits in scoring twice - scoring 18 points against Mississippi Valley State in the season-opener on Nov. 6 and 11 points against Missouri State on Nov. 19.

Akenten joins sophomore guard Thomas Allen as the second player to transfer away from Nebraska following the hire of head coach Fred Hoiberg. Junior forward Isaiah Roby has also entered the NBA Draft, albeit without an agent. 

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