Accra Polytechnic Center Suleman “Big Time” Alhassan is the runaway winner of the box scores at the just ended Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship despite not winning the actually title.
The lanky defender stuffed the statistics sheet with gaudy numbers including averaging 10.5 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 4.2 blocks per game in six games. He also recorded turnover per game and shot 53% from the field.
Alhassan, who was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of Zone E was an absolute terror on the court as he promised to be when he replaced 2015 Tertiary Player of the Year Romeo Enan in the team’s lineup.
His numbers are high in comparison with those of Tournament MVP Muhaimin Guba who took home the prestigious award with averages of 5.2 points,6.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game in five games.
However, Alhassan’s form and production couldn’t catapult Accra Polytechnic to the top once again as the defending champions lost 44-45 to Guba’s University of Ghana (UG) in a close fought encounter.
Prior to this year’s tournament which is in its’ third year, Accra Poly was unbeaten in the competition but fell to UG on two occasions in the competition. It lost 28-36 in the quarter finals Group B encounter.