Marshalls (black) won a hard fought game against KNUST.
The 2018 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship is near with a scheduled March 3 start date reportedly agreed on from organizers Rite Sports Limited.

Set to compete in this tournament, Marshalls University College is hoping to go a further beyond its second place finish from last year.

The team lost 21-45 to University of Ghana (UG) missing out on a second trophy in a matter of days following its gold medal win in the Private Universities Sports Association Games (PUSAG) Basketball event.

Key to Marshalls success over the years, has been its exotic frontcourt pairing of Gambian Baboucar Gillen and Nigerian David Asingar.

However, neither player will be available to play in this year’s competition graduating from the institution after the tournament.

Both players have played integral roles in guiding Marshalls from unknowns to one of Ghana’s elite tertiary basketball teams.

With Gillen and Asingar on board, Marshalls has placed fourth and second in previous UPAC appearances while sweeping back to back PUSAG titles.

The team’s title aspiration for this year could end early without the duo.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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