A number of the players who featured in the 2014 All-Star game at the Sprite Ball Championship will be drafted into the country’s Olympic team, BASKETBALLghana.com can reveal.
Some former players of the team who excelled during their era made the cut into the All-Star team who produced an exciting display at the El-Wak stadium.
The White and Green team comprising some of the notable faces who made the game thick in the past thrilled the packed crowd with some fantastic moves, sticky three-pointers, amazing free throws, sublime piece of skills and extraordinary dunks which caught the attention of everybody.
Led by reigning High School Player of the year, Julian Morgan, the White team paraded players such as Emmanuel Ekow Amoako, Eric Afful, Rudolf Retting Akrasi,Edem Dompe, Joshua Opare amongst others.
The White team included some of the former stars including Charles Annag, Uche, David Akuffo, Maxwell Mod, Edem Quist, Jeff Mintah, Edwin Sarfo Aboagye and Nana Baidoo amongst others.
The display from the players caught the eye of the technical handlers of the National Under-23 team who have confirmed their readiness to draft the players into the main stream team ahead of international qualifiers this year.
Head trainer Brimah Lawah says most of the players will be selected for an impending international exercise.
“We have plans of inviting them for a training camp and then select them as members of the U23 team,” Lawah said
“There are number of talented players in there and we must give them a look.
“It’s obvious the future is bright for Ghana basketball. We have to pay more attention to these players and I’m confident they can get to the top.”
The West Africans are expected to be involved in series of qualifiers this year ahead of major international tournament.