The 2018 UPAC Knockout games commence on Thursday April 12 at the University of Ghana (UG) and set to end on Saturday April 14.
Ahead of the big games, Basketballghana.com takes a closer look at the competing teams. In this piece, Ghana’s biggest basketball portal zeroes in on the players to look out for in Group A.
Emmanuel Wolff- University of Ghana
This man will forever be remembered for his late three point shot that secured UG’s first UPAC Title in the 2016 Championship. As a holdover from the winning teams in 2016 and 2017, Wolff boast tons of experience and big game temperament.
Emmanuel Ocquaye-Ghana Technology University College
The lanky Center is a top rated defender with a sweet three point shooting stroke and below the radar playmaking skills. His balanced game proved decisive in GTUC’s shock win over Marshalls University College to top Zone 7.
Nana Kwame-Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Built completely different in stature from Ocquaye, Nana is a bulky Center who dominates the paint on defense and plays above the rim frequently on offense. Kwame played in last year’s knockout phase where KNUST exited without recording a win. However, the team’s shocking 100-4 win over Graden City University College stated its readiness for the national games.
Benjamin Sagoe-Takoradi Technical University
A product of the famous Hoops Academy in Cape-Coast, Sagoe has been in the spotlight for a while featuring in Junior competitions like the Milo Junior Ball. The diminutive Guard has a lot of responsibilities on his shoulders as the leader of a Takoradi Technical side that failed to make the quarters last year.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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