West Virginia ahead Akok Akok is in secure situation after he suffered a medical emergency throughout a charity exhibition recreation towards George Mason Friday evening. The senior collapsed throughout a timeout and was swarmed by a gaggle of medical personnel earlier than leaving the sector on a stretcher. He was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital. WVU interim coach Josh Eilert up to date his situation in his postgame press convention.
“Came upon excellent news (about Akok),” Eilert said. “He is secure, he is responsive. He needed to ensure he congratulated his teammates and he is in a great place proper now. They’re in all probability going to be holding him in a single day and do some testing.”
The delay within the exhibition recreation lasted over 10 minutes. The college introduced that Akok will spend the night in the hospital for additional commentary.
Akok transferred to West Virginia after one season at Georgetown. He spent the primary three years of his faculty profession at UConn. The 24-year-old is in his remaining season of eligibility and is coming off a season wherein he averaged 6.5 factors, 6.2 rebounds in half-hour of motion per recreation.
The Mountaineers open their season on Nov. 6 with a house recreation towards Missouri State.