Ajata with Coach Claudius Thompson before jetting off.

Former Sprite Ball Champion Ajata Iddrisu has earned an athletic scholarship to Graceland University in the United States becoming Ghana’s first ever female player to do so.

The former Aggrey Memorial Mount Zion School player is a product of Hoops Care International-a non governmental organization dedicated to empowering youth through sports particularly basketball-having spent several years in the program.

She is set to join Graceland’s Female Basketball Team as she seeks to nurture her ambitions of playing professional basketball in the near future.

It is expected her talent will improve the team with the YellowJackets recording just three wins and losing 12 games this season.

Its latest loss came at the hands of Baker University who beat the side 78-49.

Despite having talents competing in the men’s division like Amida Brimah of University of Connecticut and Ernest Aflakpui of Temple University, Ghana had no representation in the female division prior to Iddrisu.

Iddrisu won the Sprite Ball Championship for Aggrey Memorial and subsequently got nominated as High School Female Player of the Year.

Sprite Ball is Ghana’s biggest and most prestigious high school basketball tournament that recently celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Opoku Ware School and Wesley Girls High School are reigning champions in the boys and girls divisions respectively.


  1. I like to join the school basketball team and work hard…soon I will wait to see your reply of a school scholarship in basketball on the name Dunyoh Bright,,,keep on legon, u are the best.


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