The story of former Akron Zips point guard Alex Abreu has reached another chapter, and it is not set anywhere near the Rubber City.
Abreu will be transferring to West Georgia University in Carrollton, Georgia, just an hour west of Atlanta. WGU, a Division II school, plays in the Gulf South Conference. The Wolves went 18-12 last year and lost in the first round of their conference tournament.
Former teammate Josh Egner had mentioned Abreu's transfer a few weeks ago:
The move was confirmed when Abreu appeared on the official basketball roster. Abreu has also been posting on various social media sites about his move south and he seems be satisfied with the opportunity.
The last time we checked in on Abreu, he had plead guilty to drug trafficking charges and faced a two year suspended sentence along with eighteen months of probation. It's a good thing that we haven't heard any news from him lately and it seems he has been able to stay out of trouble with the law. Abreu had said earlier this year that he would gladly return to the Akron program, but that won't be happening.
He was named second-team all-MAC as a sophomore and holds the Akron record for assists in a season by a freshman. Over his three seasons as a Zip Abreu averaged nine points and five assists per game. Taking a year and a half off of competitive basketball will be tough to come back from, but Abreu is talented enough to make an impact in the Division II ranks.
Interestingly enough, Abreu will be facing off with another former Zip at least twice this year. West Georgia is in the same conference as Valdosta State, where Blake Justice is playing now. Nick Harney, another former teammate, also transferred to a Division II school earlier this year.