The ongoing University of Ghana (UG) Male Basketball League has “talent identification” at its core heading into the final weeks of the season according to Sports Directorate representative of the institution Henry Nii Sackey.
He made the statement in an exclusive interview with Basketballghana.com as the first round of the season winds down to a close. He stated the need to replenish the roster following the departure of several key members of the 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship winning team.
“The University identified a handful of talented basketball players into the school this year and most of them have joined the league and there are several halls which players who never had time to join the league because their hall wasn’t participating in the league, all in now and it is fantastic” he said.
He also noted the UG-PAAS (University of Ghana on the Admission of Athlete Students) has been a major factor in getting talented players to the institution.
The 14-team league is set to later this month with the second round and latter stages set to continue the following semester.
UG has dominated the 2016 season by winning multiple championships including the All Africa University Games and Awards at the Ghana Basketball Awards.