Italian born Ghanaian Small Forward Awudu Abass will miss out on the playoffs in the Italian Basketball League. The playoffs commence on Saturday, May 19.
Abass’ Germani Brescia side lost 70-86 to Umana VE in the final round of the regular season this past weekend to finish outside the playoffs spots.
In his first season with Brescia, the team registered 14 wins and 16 losses to finish 12th in the 16 team league. One of Abass’ former sides Cantu ended the campaign in 10th place.
After winning the league title with Olimpia Milano in 2018, Abass signed a two year deal with Brescia ahead of this season.
In 30 league games, the 6 foot 7 inch player averaged 13.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 31.5 minutes.
The 26 year old has been a big part of Italy’s qualification to the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China; this is Italy’s first World Cup appearance in 13 years.
In the qualifiers, Abass averaged 10.3 points and 3.5 rebounds in 19 minutes in 12 games. Abass was born in Como to a Ghanaian father and Nigerian mother.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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