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Ghana Forward Aflakpui entering crucial final year at Temple University

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Ghana Forward/Center Ernest Aflakpui will be playing his final season with Temple University’s Male Basketball Team when the American Collegiate season opens in the last quarter of the year.

However, his final year will be just about the most crucial in his career as an improved performance can be the key to a professional career.

Leading up to the season, Aflakpui has largely underperformed for the Owls and fallen short of expectations as a standout player at Archbishop John Carroll.

He suffered a meniscus tear in his knee and sat out his freshman year and has played three seasons under Temple Coach Fran Dunphy who will be replaced by Assistant Aaron McKie.

Aflakpui averaged 4.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game in 15 minutes in 32 games in the past season which had the Owls miss the collegiate postseason.

While he is outside the NBA Draft radar, an improvement in production could attract teams outside the US for his service much like compatriots Amida Brimah and Ben Bentil.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter

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