The Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship begins on Saturday March 5 at the University of Ghana with the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), Ho Polytechnic and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) set to compete in Zone A.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is headlined by Rexona and supported by MTN, CAL Bank and Fanyogo in partnership with Basketballghana.com, TV3, Ghana Sports and Y FM.
Baketballghana.com takes a close look at the go to men for each team in Zone A.
Charles Annan- Ghana Technology University College
The burly Forward made his mark as one of Ghana’s big basketball prospects through his fine displays for his school en route to a famous win in the 2009 edition of the Sprite Ball Championship. The Championship has been the bedrock of basketball success throughout the years and standing out in the championship is the one-way to greatness in the sport. Charles did it and is still doing it for his team and will be trusted to shine brightest among a strong GTUC side that has quicksilver Point guard Kingsley Quist.
Sedem Tettevi- Ho Polytechnic
Just as Annan launched himself into prominence via Sprite Ball- the biggest basketball event in Ghana- Sedem did same by anchoring a talented Keta Senior High School to win the 2014 edition of the championship by defeating Mfantsipim in the final. Sedem stands head and shoulders above his peers with his silky blend of spot on shooting and impressive passing range. The soft spoken leader will entrusted with getting Ho Polytechnic its’ first spot in the latter stages of the championship.
Ebenezer Borsah-University of Professional Studies
Coming from a legendary basketball family in Ghana, Ebenezer’s rich repertoire of skills and fine shooting makes him a dangerous opponent to face. Coached by veteran tactician Emmanuel”Ghanaar” Essel Worbil, Borsah has morphed into a scoring genius capable of scoring anywhere on the court. Post ups, face ups, mid range and long range shots are all in the bag of tricks Borsah holds. He will have plenty of help should he need it from Delvyn Bayoun and Emmanuel Baidoo.
McMartey Lawer- Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
The very athletic, strong Forward is one of the veterans of a GIMPA team raring to have a go at UPSA following an early exit at the hands of Borsah’s team in last year’s competition. Lawer’s game is built on solid low post fundamentals that make him a handful for opponents in the paint. His wealthy experience after playing in several tournaments in Ghana and abroad will come in handy when GIMPA needs a clutch bucket. He leads the charge ahead of Kwame Boamah and Cameroonian import Paul Eta for GIMPA.