The 2016 Accra Basketball League is littered with a strong contingent from Marshalls University College. The tertiary institution, since bursting on the national scene by placing fourth in the 2015 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship , has made massive strides in their ascent to the top.
Marshalls instituted a scholarship system where student-athletes are recruited to the institution to continue their development as players and students respectively. With the commencement of the 2016 season of ABL formerly known as the Greater Accra Basketball League, several players from the institution’s basketball team will compete for league outfits.
Marshalls Coach James Okine also mans the sidelines for Magic with Anthony Adade, Suleman Wahab, Boubacarr Gillen and Evans Anfom playing for the side. Caleb Gomashie and Shooting Guard Daniel Oko Laryea play for Fire Service.
Navy’s male team which opened the new season with a surprise 51-46 win over last season’s runner up Tema Youth had Marhalls Power Forward David Asingar plough through Tema’s frontcourt on several occasions for the win.
Galaxy’s postponed game means Enoch Boadi’s debut in the new season will be delayed till Saturday.
The excellent recruiting policy of the tertiary institution coupled with the scholarship scheme means the team’s ascent to the top of the tertiary basketball hierarchy is on course despite missing out on a semi final berth in the 2016 UPAC Championship.