St. Augustine’s College Basketball and 2016 Ghana Basketball Awards Coach of the Year nominee Lawrence Ampiah believes Power Forward Dennis Dugbenu has a very high chance of winning the High School Male Player of the Year category.
The awards will take place at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Ghana’s capital, Accra on August 12 and is expected to be attended by high profile personalities including Toronto Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri.
On his former player Dugbenu, Ampiah had nothing but praise for the 2016 Sprite Ball Most Valuable Player. “His chances are very high and I am sure he is the right person to win” he said.
Dugbenu has been nominated alongside Kofi Aboagye Aceampong of Mfantsipim School and Emmanuel Agyapong of Opoku Ware School in the category after spearheading Augustine’s charge to the institution’s first ever national championship in January.
The towering forward’s incredible play was highlighted by an outstanding performance in the final against Mfantsipim by recording 26 points and 16 rebounds in a game his side won 37-22.
On the other hand, Ampiah, who masterminded the overwhelming win, was voted Coach of the Tournament and has since been nominated for the High School’s top prize alongside Isaac Kobina Mensah of Mfantsipim and Prince Adarkwah of Aggrey Memorial Mount Zion High School.