The second round of the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men’s Division I starts later today at the Lebanon House Court with a couple of games involving defending champions Braves of Customs and nemesis Tema Youth.
Braves will be in action against bottom side Ghana Navy in the opening game at 18:00 GMT before league leader Tema Youth plays DC Dynamics.
However, today’s round of games will be noticed for one major addition to the league’s structure in the second half of the season.
The 24 second shot clock will be used in games for the first time as the league trends towards ensuring exciting matchups throughout games which has been absent in previous seasons.
Due to the absence of the clock, teams purposely delay possessions sharing ball among teammates drawing the ire of opposing sides and fans in equal measure.
Prior to today’s games, an exhibition matchup between Fire Service and Ghana Navy was played at the same venue on May 17. With Navy leading 30-16, the game was called off due to rain.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter