When Mfantsipim’s promising starlet Daniel Owusu brought his ‘A’ game plan into the 2012 Milo Junior Ball Championship, it was obvious there was not much any opponent could do to stop him, or even slow the young guard down.
Owusu, 14, displayed sheer individual brilliance at Friday’s Central regional basketball competition designed purposely for students at the basic level at the Jubilee court at Victoria Park in Cape Coast.
He did more than enough in the finals against a resolute and determined George Ekem Ferguson side as he put up swashbuckling performances to help the side clinch the title for the first time in three attempts
It was the third straight time that the youngster had played at the championship and it was clear the experience that he’s garnered over the years proved decisive and consequential in their title surge.
Averaging 15 points, 10 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game at the one-day championship, the final year student of Mfantsipim is one talents who will surely prove a big asset when he get admission at the senior level of the oldest school in Ghana next year.
The biggest chink in his breastplate is his free-throws shooting.
Owusu is a player that any team would love to have in its line-up and he’s thrilled with his new found status as the MVP of the tournament.
“I have played in this championship for the past three years and it was obvious the experienced that I have gotten has helped improve my game.
“It’s joyous for me because I am leaving the school with pride that finally I have put my name in the history books of the competition and I will hope the rest of my colleagues can carry on from where we have left off.
He also said hailed the mental toughness of his team-mate and charged them to focus on the grand-finale in Accra.
“I will say a big thank you to my team-mate who never gave up when things seemed tough at some point in the game,”
“We showed a lot of character and team spirit and I therefore believe if we continue like this, the sky will be the limit for us.
“Our attention has been shifted to the grand-finals in Accra. We’re coming with huge hopes to try to win the title,”
The finals will take place on Saturday April 13, 2012 at the El-Wak stadium.
The 2012 Milo Junior Ball is brought to you by Nestle Milo- the food drink of future champions and powered by Rite Multimedia-leaders in basketball development and promotion in Ghana.