Power Forward for Catholic Jubilee Junior High School, Kingsley Whyte, admits he can’t wait to get on court in Accra after he helped his school clinch the 2011 Central regional Milo Junior Ball Championship.
Whyte played an incredible role in dictating the pace for the Cape –Coast based side in a competition that brought the best out of the team as they strolled to success in front of a partisan crowd.
Following the riveting performance, many pundits have tipped the school to cause a major upset at the grand finale on Saturday March 19 at the Aviation Social Centre.
With the regional qualifiers done and dusted, the home fans in Accra will have the chance to see the man popularly referred to as ‘Mr Whyte’ with his duckling speed and ball handling skills.
He played an instrumental role in helping Hoops Care Academy to lift the championship last year at the El-Wak stadium and a lot will be on his shoulders alongside team-mate Henry Ampiah going into Saturday’s much-awaited cliff hanger.
Whyte, 13, said: ‘It’s great news and I can’t wait to be in Accra on Saturday. Fans should troop to the venue in numbers because we’ve got a lot under our sleeves to show them’.
‘Some of us have a fair idea of how the terrain looks like after featuring in the competition last year and so I’ve been speaking to my team-mate for them to understand that the atmosphere and the dynamics in Accra are always different. But we’ve done it before and can do it again’.
The task now is for Catholic Jubilee JHS to prove they earned the qualification baton on merit and not get outclassed in the Nation’s capital.
The fierce competition will come from the Greater Accra and Eastern regional champions Air Force Basic and Anglican JHS respectively while the likes of Kotoka Primary and Junior High School, Ghana Lebanon and Islamic School, Ridge Church School among others will prove a difficult nut to crack.
His former coach Claudius Thompson said: “We are confident that the Jubilee players will thrill the public with credible, exciting performances and by showcasing their skill and talent, inspire other mushrooming players across the country.”
The 2011 Milo Junior Ball Championship is brought to you by Nestle Milo – the food drink of future champions and supported by Indomie Noodles, DDP Outdoor and produced by Rite Multimedia – leaders in basketball development and promotion in Ghana.