FAST BRAECK .Still005It’s turning out to be a test of brains and wits as two intelligent finalists go at each other in a final face-off in the maiden edition of the Jump Ball on TV3’s Fast Break.

Last Sunday provided an eye-catching display of intelligence as three finalists went toe-to-toe in the newly crafted studio D in search of final glory.

With precision and eye on the ultimate glory, Abdul Baqi-Usman, Stephen Akpaloo and Bawa Nii Adjei slugged it out in an exciting and entertaining contest of knowledge of basketball in the country.

At the end of a grueling three-round contest, Abdul Baqi-Usman failed to catch up as Stephen Akpaloo and Bawa Nii Adjei stole the show with an incisive answers which ended in a tie.

The question provided a mini-meta moment during a game show where, even with the clock ticking toward the final round deadline, it sometimes felt as if time is standing still.

With each passing second, the duo headed for a potentially dramatic close, capping an extraordinary experiment that’s proven, by turns, bold, odd and exciting.

The differing emotions elicited by the show are a product of experiencing it different ways at different times coupled with a sizeable ever-present crowd outside the studio, waiting to shower their new king with praises.

Hosted by the captivating Dyllis and Sadella, the two young Ghanaians return to the hot seat on Sunday September 20 for the final showdown to determine the winner of the maiden contest.

Contestants are asked multiple-choice questions that start easy and get harder as the session tosses on with questions varying from foreign to local news.

This Sunday marks the curtain on what has become a fascinating and historic basketball quiz show on TV and amplifies the deep-seated knowledge of the 21 other contestants who attempted a shot in the competition.

In attendance will be the president of the Ghana Basketball Association, David Addo-Ashong to present the cash prize and certificate to the deserving contestant.

We’ll see whether the first season of the Jump Ball delivers a satisfying present not only to the winner, but to the fans who have given the game show the gift of their time.


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