Brimah won a National Championship with UCONN.
Westwood Christian School Center Emmanuel Dowuona has committed recently to Purdue University’s basketball program ensuring Ghana’s contingent in American Colleges continues to grow.

The 6 foot 11 inch big man made the announcement in the aftermath of an official visit to the Boilermaker’s campus a few months ago.

His decision comes at the expense of scholarship offers from Miami University, Georgia Tech, University of Connecticut and Clemson.

This means when National Collegiate season begins in 2018, Dowuona could be joining the likes of fellow Ghana-born players including Temple University’s Ernest Aflakpui should the latter stay on for his final year with the Owls.

Other Ghanaians by lineage including St, John’s University Small Forward Ahmed Bashir is set to feature in this year’s competition.

Dowuona will be hoping to emulate the feat of Ben Bentil and Amida Brimah who starred for Providence College and University of Connecticut respectively.

Prior to getting drafted 51st in the 2016 Draft, Bentil was named Most Improved Player and top scorer in the Big East Conference.

Brimah on the other hand, won the 2014 National Championship and captained the UCONN team in his final year.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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