Joel Mensah at San Diego

A slew of injuries in San Diego State University Men’s Basketball Team Frontcourt could play into Ghanaian Forward/Center Joel Mensah’s bump in minutes in upcoming games.

The second year player has had a hard time staying on the court for extensive periods in games and recent back spasms haven’t helped either.

San Diego has played 20 games and won all of them to start the season and match the 2010-2011 team’s record; that team had present Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard on it.

Mensah has played in just four games this season and averaged four points and 2.5 rebounds in eight minutes; he has blocked two shots in the process.

However, fellow Ghanaian Forward Nathan Mensah has been diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs recently and has missed seven straight games.

Aguek Arop is likely to play less minutes after injuring his shoulder against Wyoming and didn’t play again; Arop injured the same right shoulder and was out of action for a month.

This opens up the depth chart for Joel to play more minutes and produce more.

Joel Mensah
Nathan Mensah
San Diego State’s Joel Mensah (right) slam dunks in front of Fresno State’s Lazaro Rojas in Saturday’s 61-52 win.(K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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