Michael Akuchie has played basketball since the age of seven. His early years of travel ball set the stage because he always played "up" for his age and continued as a four-year varsity player and three-year starter for the Raiders. The leading scorer as a junior and senior, Michael has his sights set on playing at the next level. Cornell, Colgate, FIU, and American University have shown interest in Michael. Michael reflects on the 2016 District Championship over Ely as one of his happiest moments as a Raider. His favorite player, Kobe Bryant, impresses him because Kobe plays like a "savage" on the court. When Michael leaps, towering eye-to-eye with the rim, he awes the entire gym. Keep your eyes on this hardcourt star as he pursues his hoop dreams.
"Michael is a tremendous athlete who can shoot from anywhere on the court. He has become one of the best student-athletes to wear the Raider uniform. Michael is a quality young man, and I am thankful to have had the privilege of being his coach" (Coach Steve Strand).