There is a new buzz in Garrison basketball and it’s all about Emmanuel Okyere.

The 14-year-old rookie of the Garrison basic school hit a jaw –dropping two of 5 shot from three-point range last weekend in the grand finale of the Junior Ball Championship at the El-Wak stadium.

Okyere was phenomenal for his side and played a key role for the Burma camp based side that ensured they qualified from a difficult group through to the finals.

He was a huge torn in the flesh of eventual winners Hoops Care International in the final showdown at the citadel of basketball in Ghana.

He showed tremendous skills, moved the ball into the area of his opponent with simplicity, and was a delight to watch, as he became Garrison’s biggest threat in their final loss to the Cape Coast based side.

The performance of the young point guard for Garrison basic school keyed up the number of people who had the privilege of watching the games at the El-wak stadium on Saturday.

‘I am disappointed that we couldn’t win the final game even though we played and hopefully we will bounce back next year.’ Okyere told

‘I am happy with my performance and that I did my best to help my school.’

‘Hoops is a very strong side and their players were quick and fast on the ball and they deserve to win.’

Milo Junior Ball 2010 is sponsored by MILO – the energy food drink of future champions with support from Indomie, Fan Milk, Voltic, GTV and Joy FM and produced by Rite Multimedia, leaders in basketball development in Ghana.


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