The Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship is set to start in February with a bevy of institutions on a mission to dislodge reigning champions University of Ghana (UG) from the top spot.
The competition has over the year seen outstanding performances from players who dazzled in junior tournaments chief among them, the Sprite Ball Championship.
Following a flurry of standout performances from players in the tenth edition of the Championship which was held in December last year, a glut of talented players are set to flood the UPAC scene soon.
Top performers from competing schools at the Sprite Ball Championship including those from finalist Mfantsipim School and Champions Opoku Ware School are most likely to be heavily recruited.
Most Valuable Player Award winner Kofi Aboagye Acheampong from Mfantsipim, Emmanuel Opare and Harris Amuzu of Opoku Ware will be most sought after by competing teams in the UPAC.
Several teams including reigning champions UG have benefited from recruiting top performers from the competition.
Maxwell Mod formerly of Mfantsipim, Emmanuel Wolff formerly of Koforidua Senior High Technical School (K.S.T.S.) and Joel Kwame Opoku formerly of Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (PRESEC-Legon) were part of UG’s winning side.
All three will compete in this year’s edition.