At just 13-years, young Bernard Danso has high hopes of becoming a big basketball star in Ghana.
The youngster is keen to participate in the second edition of the Ghana Basketball and Leadership Camp.
He was the youngest member of the last year’s squad and learnt a lot during the one-week exercise at Penfield School at Oyarifa in Accra.
The Spintex-based player will again be among a tall list of campers expected to be part of the session at the Adisadel College in Accra.
He has a long-term ambition of playing basketball at the highest level and represents his country at the international stage at some level.
The journey to achieve his set goal begins with the Basketball and Leadership Camp which is aimed at teaching players the fundamentals and rudiment of the game.
At such a tender age, Danso has plans of playing in the NBA with LA Lakers his preferred destination.
He wants to become Ghana’s version of Lebron James and says he’s ready for the tall challenge ahead.
“I learnt a lot from the coaches and my senior campers. I was the youngest among them but they treated me very well.
“We train, laughed, ate and did everything together. It’s an experience I want to feel again this year.
“Most of them tell me they will be staging a return and so I am hoping to see all of them after a year.
“We had a nice time and I can’t wait to be part of that exercise again. We also learnt a lot in the classroom.
The Adisadel College in Cape Coast will host the one-week event with participants expected to tour some interesting places in the coastal region.
This year’s camp comes on the heels of a successful one held last year in Accra where over 50 players took part in the seven-day exercise at Penfield School at Oyarifa in Accra.
The camp forms part of initiatives to continue the develop plan by the organizers with hopes that it will go a long way to help improve the player’s fundamental understanding of the game in the West African country.
The program will not improve their basketball skills but also equip them with some useful leadership skills as young people.
The campers are expected to participate in a number of activities during their stay.
Fundamentals are the emphasis of the early part of the camp, followed by skills and drills. As part of the camp, free throw and three point competitions will be held in different age groups.
Competitions will also be held during the camp with awards given at the end of the week to the campers that excelled in all those events.