Point Guards have won all Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards in all completed qualifying zones in the 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship.
The ball handlers as they are affectionately called have swept the awards available to the most outstanding individual talents who have graced Ghana’s grandest tertiary basketball competition with their silky set of skills.
According to Valley View University (VVU) Coach Bright Otu-Masi, this trend will likely continue.
As his side winds down preparations for its’ debut appearance in the Rexona-headlined Championship, the dynamic young coach was in full support of the technical committee’s decision to award Point Guards in all four completed zones. He said:
“Because they play their roles well in terms of the distribution of good and accurate passes. The Point is at the top he sees the game very well and that helps him to allocate the free and best person to pass the ball to”.
VVU will play on Friday April 1 as guests to two-time and defending UPAC Champions Accra Polytechnic. The latter will also welcome Zenith University College and Blue Crest College in other games in Zone F for a spot in the last eight of the competition.
In Zone B, University of Development Studies’-Tamale Abdou Fatau won the MVP award. Just as Robert Brew, Kelvin Sowah Kumah and Kent Fosu Agyeman won the prestigious award in Zones C, D and E respectively.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is headlined by Rexona, supported by MTN, CAL Bank and Fanyogo in partnership with Basketballghana.com, TV3, YFM and Ghana Sports Newspaper.