Ghana has seriously lagged behind the conventional form of basketball for decades and with little funding coming through from the state, there is little hope of marked rise anytime soon.
However, the West African country has been making positive moves in the most popular “smaller” version of the sport, 3X3.
3×3 form of basketball has grown in popularity over the years and has been included in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
While Ghana is not part of 159 countries on the conventional FIBA World rankings, the nation ranks 94th in the 3×3 World standings and 13th in Africa.
Given the limited amount of logistics and finances required to form and maintain a team in 3×3, Ghana could carve a niche moves are made to harness its great talent pool for the conventional game.
The country’s Male and Female teams recently participated in the African Zone 3 Championship in Cotonou, Benin.
Despite missing out on the continental competition from November 9-11 in Lome, Togo, Ghana’s performance was an improvement on its previous stint.
On Friday, August 24 at the Aviation Social Center, a 3×3 competition specifically for players in tertiary institutions-SWIFT Hoops- will commence.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter