O’karo Akamune is an American born basketball player who plays for the Nigeria national basketball team.
He was born on the 25th of February, 1992 in the City of Miami, Florida and he is 28 years old.
O’karo Akamune Body Measurements
He is 6.7 ft tall and weighs 98 kg.
O’karo Akamune Education Details
Akamune started playing basketball in the Everglades High School based in Miramar, Florida, United States.
After high school, he moved to the Eastern Oklahoma State College based in Wilburton, Oklahoma from 2010-2011, then transferred to The Western Kentucky University based in Bowling Green, Kentucky from 2011-2014 where he finished his college.
After college, he was undrafted in the NBA 2014 draft. That same year, he moved to Horsholm 79’ers Basketball Klub, a Danish Basketball club founded in 1979 based in Horsholm. He has been playing with them from 2014 till date as a power forward.
O’karo Akamune Career Details
Akamune started playing basketball with the Everglades High School, Miami, Florida. He spent three seasons with them in his high school. In the 2009-2010 season as a senior, he averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds per game.
He played brilliantly and was named his team’s most valuable player for both his junior and senior school campaigns. In addition to that, he earned Broward County Athletic Association Scholar Honors. He wore a number 15 shirt while playing in high school.
He moved to Eastern Oklahoma State Junior College in Wilburton, Oklahoma in 2010 and spent the 2010-2011 season with them during which he averaged 9 points, 7 blocks, and 4 blocks per game.
With Akamune, the Mountaineer was able to keep a record of 19-11 and also made a berth in the semifinal of The National Junior College Athletic Association Region II Tournament.
Akamune then moved in 2011 to The Western Kentucky University where he joined The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Men’s Basketball team as a second-year college student.
In the 2011-2012 season with the Hilltoppers, he made 28 game appearances averaging 9.5 munites, 2.3 points per contest, and 3.0 board per game.
In his debut game between Hilltoppers and St. Joseph on the 11th of November 2011, Akamune scored 7 points in the game, making 7 rebounds.
On the 18th of November, one week later, he led the Hilltoppers with 3 blocks in a game against the Louisiana State University Tigers.
On the 15th January 2012, Akamune had his career-best of 8 rebounds and 6 points in a game against Denver Pioneer Men’s basketball team. In the same January, he made a career start in a game against the Florida Atlantic where he scored 8 points and 7 rebounds.
During the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Championship game on 3rd March 2012 against Florida International University Panthers, he had five offensive rebounds; against the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, he had a steal and dunked it; against the North Texas Mean Green, he made a key layup with nine seconds to the end of the game to put the Hilltoppers ahead 72-68. The game finally ended at 72-70.
In the 2012/2013 season, he appeared in 36 games for the Hilltoppers making nine starts during which he 47 rebounds, the second-highest rebound for the Hilltoppers. On November 29, Hilltoppers played against Ratiopharm Ulm, Akamune 6 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 blocks. One week later in a game against Southern Illinois Salukis Men’s Basketball team, he contributed 3 rebounds among other things. Had 6 points in a start against Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns on January 17th of the next year and 8 rebounds in a start against The UALR Little Rock Trojans two days later.
He made his college career the highest points (8 points) in a game against North Texas on February 7.
After a wonderful college career, Akamune went undrafted. He then moved to Denmark where he joined the Horsholm 79’ers Basketball Klub.
He plays for D’Tiger (The Nigeria National Basketball Team). He was part of the basketball players that represented Nigeria in the 29th edition of the AfroBasket 2017 which was jointly hosted by Tunisia and Senegal.
He was part of the players that helped the D’Tigers to the final but was defeated by the host Tunisia 77-65.
O’karo Akamune Net Worth
Akamune’s net worth is not known but he is doing financially well playing with Horsholm 79’ers Basketball Klub.
O’karo Akamune Parents
Akamune’s father is from Akwa-Ibom State, Southern part of Nigeria. His father has four other siblings. His Grandfather was Sir Etim Okon Inyang GCON a retired inspector general of police who died on September 26, 2016. The name of his grandmother is Mary.