AWUAH-POSTShooting guard for Dansoman, Paa Kwesi Awuah, says Ghanaian- British born player Pops Mensah Bonsu is his motivation to play the game to the highest level.

The young prodigy was also another star at the recently concluded U-18 basketball competition at the El-Wak Stadium on September 4.

He guided Dansoman to place third in the tournament after they were shocked at the semi-final stage by Ridge.

He now says he wants to emulate the achievement of the Ghanaian basketball icon who currently plays for Houston Rocket.

‘Pops is a great basketball player and the fact that he is a Ghanaian and playing at that level motivates me and tells me I can also do it.’ Awuah told basketballghana

‘I have heard so much about him and his prospects with several teams abroad. I know I can follow in his footsteps if I stay focus’

MENSH - BONSU -POSTPops started out as a junior at the English Basketball League club Hackney White Heat, before he moved to the USA. He spent his sophomore year of high school playing at the Hun School of Princeton in Princeton, New Jersey, then transfered to St. Augustines College Preparatory School in Richland, New Jersey.

Pops has had stints with Spanish ACB team DKV Joventut, Austin Toros and Toronto Raptors.

Community Dunks is an initiative of Rite Multimedia and sponsored by Sprite and Indomie with support from DDP Outdoor Ltd, Western Publication, Silicon House Production, Y FM, TV Africa, Ghana’s World News Paper and 90 minutes; the official News Paper for the tournament.


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