2   Akeem Springs
Akeem Springs


Waukegan, Ill.

High School:
Waukegan Township

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 208



Huskies Bounce Back with Buzzer Beating Victory

Abdel Nader ties a career-high with 26 points as NIU beats Kent State for first time since 2003


NIU Opens Homestand Wednesday with Kent State

Huskies to host Golden Flashes in the first of three straight at home


NIU Hosts Western Michigan in Prime Time Saturday Matchup

Huskies to face first MAC West foe of the season


Huskies Continue Interdivision Play Wednesday at Ohio

NIU looks to claim first win in Athens since 2007


Huskies Host Akron Saturday in MAC Home Opener

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.

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