MAHA - POSTSmall Forward for Cantonments, Raymond Mahama, is convinced the lessons he acquired during Community Dunks will make him a better player in the future.

The 17-year-old was arguably the tournament’s best player after he exhibited some amazing sublime piece of skills and dexterity during the 13-week period of community dunks at the El- Wak Stadium.

Mahama the small forward of the Cantonment team distinguished himself during the three months epoch of exciting and gruelling matches in the U-18 basketball competition among ten communities in the Greater Accra Region.

He was instrumental in helping his side win the maiden edition of Community Dunks 2009 and held fans spell –bound during the duration of the tournament as a results of his dazzling performances.

On offense, Mahama is known for using his strength and quickness to get past defenders, and for absorbing contact while finishing at the basket.

The former student of Tamale Senior High School is a solid rebounder who could regularly be ranked among the best in rebounds for the small forward position at the recently concluded community dunks.

His potential has led to many comparisons to NBA legends Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, Micahel Jordan and LeBron James among others.

The young prospect told basketballghana ‘I think I played well during community dunks and am positive that with time and hard work I will be able to reach my long term dream of playing at the NBA.’

‘ It is not going to be easy at all but nothing I believe is impossible and so we just have to wait and see what happens in the next few years.’

Community Dunks is an initiative of Rite Multimedia and sponsored by Sprite and Indomie.


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