Minneapolis, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Duluth East boy's basketball team will be without 7-foot junior center Akolda Manyang in the team's state quarterfinal game.
Manyang was suspended for violating Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) rules and did not play with the Greyhounds in either the section semifinal or championship game.
The junior center has played in 15 games this season, avergaing more than 17 points and 12 rebounds per contest.
The school has appealed Manyang's suspension this week, but the MSHSL had up to three days to rule on that appeal. There is no official word on whether the MSHSL has actually denied the appeal or if it is still under review.
Click the video link for reaction from head coach Chuck Tolo about the handling of Manyang's situation.
The Greyhounds took on Oseeo in the Class AAAA quarterfinals on Wednesday, and the team wore special t-shirts in warmups with Manyang's name and number.