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)

Ghanaian Forward Joel Mensah has drawn praise from James Madison University Men’s Basketball Team Head Coach Mark Byington.

He made this statement in the aftermath of Mensah’s transfer from San Diego State University to James Madison-The Dukes. Mensah spent two seasons at San Diego State before transferring.

Joel Mensah

Despite the Aztecs team success in the shortened past season, Mensah had a hard time playing games and averaged 1.6 points and a rebound in six minutes across 36 career appearances. San Diego recorded 30 wins and two losses in the Mountain West Conference before the campaign was cancelled due to the corona virus.

After adding the 6 foot 10 inch player to its roster, Byington stated, “Joel is huge for our program. He has size and athleticism, and comes from a team that was top five in the nation. He is much better than his stats the last two years and will be terrific for us. He is motivated, fits our style and will be great for JMU.”

Mensah was one of four players who have transferred to James Madison this offseason.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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