The race to be crown High School Player of the Year (male) division has dominated the major talking points as to which of the four nominees deserve to be voted the best.
It’s fair to say that the four players –Julian Morgan (Mfantsipim), Emmanuel Wolf (Koforidua Secondary Technical School), Mawuli Dogbe (Keta Senior High) and Rudolf Akrasi Retting (Opoku Ware School) deserve to have made the final short-list having excelled heavily for their respective schools.
But like all competitions, only one among the four will be walk boldly onto the podium to receive the hugely-anticipated award.
We look at a short-low down of the nominees
The exploits of Morgan has never been in doubt after he helped Mfantsipim to clinch a hat-trick of titles in the Sprite Ball Championship in Accra.
Nothing has been more exciting in the Sprite Ball Championship than Julian Morgan of Mfantsipim school leading the fast break as a small forward. An astonishing player with an enviable track record who has made an indelible mark in the history of the competition.
The Ghana Under-18 star has proven that he has a grand future in the game.
Wolff has created an indelible rivalry with Morgan and brought panache to the Sprite Ball Championship.
Endowed with amazing magnetism, he’s arguably KSTS’s most talented or dominant player. He spearheaded the team’s title success in the Eastern Regional Sprite Ball Championship and showcased tenacity and determination at the national final. He defended, rebounded and more than anything, he led his side to clinch the second spot in the 2012 Sprite Ball Championship.
The enigmatic figure who plays as a shooting Guard is undoubtedly gifted with power, pace and exactitude.
Arguably the best shooter in the Sprite Ball Championship. Mawuli’s colossal talent has produced three titles in the Volta Region and being crowned silver-medalist twice at the National level.
Rudolf Retting Akrasi
The ever-smiling small forward is an irresistible force around the basket, leading Opoku Ware to the title in the Ashanti Region. He’s shown great work ethics, leadership skills and ferocious will to win major championships in the Ashanti region.
The studios of Ghana’s TV Africa will come alive as the first ever Ghana Basketball Awards takes place on an expected beautiful gala on Friday June 7.