Akron point guard Alex Abreu has been suspended indefinitely following an arrest on charges of marijuana trafficking.
The Akron athletic department released the following statement regarding Abreu’s suspension:
“Junior point guard Alex Abreu has been suspended from The University of Akron men’s basketball team indefinitely pending the outcome of a police investigation The university is aware of the situation and is currently gathering more information. Inquiries regarding the investigation should be directed to the Akron Police Department.”
Abreu averages 10.3 points and six assists per game for Akron, which won 19 straight games before losing 81-67 at Buffalo last Saturday.
The Zips (24-5, 14-1 MAC) are one of the mid-major programs that are not only capable of getting to the NCAA tournament but also winning once in the field of 68.
Akron is a 9.5-point favorite versus Kent State Friday and is the perennial fave to win the MAC.
The Zips have a 13-10-1 ATS mark in lined games and have been a popular under play (6-13-1 O/U).