Axel Okongo
Headed to Missouri
June 12, 2019
Missouri announced Wednesday that Okongo would join the basketball program ahead of the 2019-20 season as a transfer from Northwest College in Wyoming.
Okongo averaged only 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds at the JUCO level in 2018-19, which doesn't inspire much confidence that he'll play a major role while making the jump to Division I. The Tigers likely decided to sign the Frenchman simply to inject some size on the roster, as Okongo stands at seven feet tall. Don't expect him to be a major factor in the Missouri rotation during the upcoming season. Okongo is appealing to the NCAA for a waiver that would grant him a second year of eligibility in 2020-21, but it's unknown when a decision on that front will be rendered.
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