NIU looks to build upon conference-opening win at Miami
Prior to NIU: Averaged 16.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game as a senior, leading the Bulldogs to the Central Suburban South Championship ... Earned All-Lake County First Team honors from the Lake County News-Sun ... Named to the 2012 Illinois Basketball Coaches Association 3A/4A All-State Third Team ... Played in the Lake County Senior Shootout, scoring a game-high 20 points ... Averaged 22 points and seven rebounds as a high school junior ... Helped Waukegan reach the state finals in 2009 and 2010, a first for the Bulldogs since 1975.
Personal: Full name is Akeem Maurice Mustafa Springs ... Born on March 10, 1994 in Waukegan, Ill. ... Son of Areka Watkins and Dwayne Springs ... Plans to major in marketing and music.