The time to reward Ghana’s rising high school female basketball players will unfold right in our eyes as the first ever-Ghana Basketball Awards takes place on June 7.
Three promising players who blazed the trail 2012 will be duly recognized and rewarded for their excellence in the year under review.
The High School of the Year (female category) will be keenly contested for by three players who should exemplary character, outstanding display and athletic excellence.
Incidentally their performances in the 2012 Sprite Ball Championship stood tall as they caught the eyes of the committee which short-listed them for the big crown.
Cape Coast–based Aggrey Memorial stood tall in the nominations as two of their rising stars got their names in the final analysis.
Experienced Matilda Gordon and Ajata Iddrisu are the two players from Aggrey will battle against the lone-ranger Ama Serwa Mitchual.
With barely a week left for the hugely anticipated gala night, BASKETBALLghana.com look at the ins-and outs of these nominees.
To see Aggrey Memorial’s Matilda Gordon having an explosive game or two in the Sprite Ball Championship is nothing new.
The talented tall forward has built a reputation for putting up big game numbers in her career heading into the finals of the 2013 Sprite Ball Championship in January.
Her personal involvement for the Cape-Coast based school has been remarkable.
The youngster produced an amazing scoring ability at the last championship where Aggrey only managed to reach the quarters.
Gordon has reached double-digits in all the games last season and on three occasions; she scored 20 points or more.
She enjoyed one of the finest outings of her career when she inspired the team to win the Central Regional Championship two years ago in Cape Coast.
It was stunning turnaround for one of Aggrey’s most famous basketball players as she had a major impact on the club’s change of fortunes.
There’s one thing a player must be able to do to have a shot of making it in the competition, its’ play woman-to-woman defense.
That why, more than anything else, many people keep saying that Aggrey Memorial got a steal when then played at last year’s championship.
She was a standout at the El-Wak sports stadium. If defense was lacking her games, her jump shot and rebounding never was.
That has been the case for the highly-rated player, who has shown beyond every reasonable doubt that she is a rising star.
It’s never been flashy for Gordon, but substance over style has proven to be fruitful for the talented player.
With two titles, two MVPs and a partridge of performances, she has boldly written her name in the history folklore.
She is one of the most effective athletes at her level and highly regarded for her temperament for big games.
She has carved a fine niche for herself in the game with huge hopes for his potential
Bursted onto the scene in a little over a year ago, the intelligent small forward has shown consistent performance in the year under review.
Padding a few more statistics has solidified the argument that she is perhaps the best female player at the Senior High School level.
Mitchual was a revelation at the 2013 edition of the competition where she inspired St Mary’s to their first finals with breathtaking skills at the centre court of the Aviation Social Centre.
The power forward was being courted by a number of high-profile schools including giants Wesley Girls Senior High.
But she has delivered the ultimate sucker punch to the ambitions of the Cape Coast-based school by confirming she may
Mitchual missed out on the MVP award after she lost the individual accolade to Aggrey Memorial’s Matilda Gordon.
Her skills, dexterity, stamina, and game-changer attitude could prove the catalyst for Wesley Girls to be champions again.