Celeste Akoro

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  • Celeste
  • Akoro

  • Position
  • Class
  • Height
    6' 2
  • High School/Other
    O'Fallon Township
  • Hometown
    O'Fallon, Ill.
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Updated: August 11, 2017

High School: Tabbed a three-star recruit by ESPN HoopGurlz and ranks 14th among post players… Was a Southwestern third team all-conference selection and is a two-time All-State Honorable Mention honoree… Averaged nine points, nine rebounds and five blocks per game as a junior… Second Team All-STL/Southern Ill. after leading the region in blocks… Set an all-time record with 14 blocks in a playoff game… Played club ball for Best Choice United and led the team to victory at the Brandon Clay Summer Invitational… Helped the team to the finals at Deep South Classic… Was a U-17 Olympic Trials finalist in 2016 and was a third round finalist at the U-16 trials in 2015.

Personal: Celestine Abigale Akoro ... Born June 15, 1999 ... Daughter of Ian and Melanie Akoro ... Has two sibling Isabelle and Ben ... Mother played basketball at Chester High where she still holds the all-time scoring, rebound and blocks records and went on to play at John Logan and Pittsburg State ... Father played in Kenya before coming to the U.S. to compete for Pittsburg State ... Plans to major in pharmacy.