Ghanaian born Shooting Guard Akwasi Yeboah has spoken against systemic racism as protests against racism continue to rage on in the United States of America.
Yeboah was part of recent protests held at Asbury Park in New Jersey dubbed PeaceByU March and joined Rutgers University teammates Ron Harper Jnr. and Luke Nathan in protesting.
“All of this happens all over the world. You see a lot of systematic racism and injustice in different parts of the world, including England. I just want to be part of a cause greater than myself and help spread positivity and change and hopefully we see a difference all over the world – not only for black lives but all types of people” Yeboah said.
The 23 year old was born in Ghana but has represented Great Britain in under age competitions; he ended his senior graduate year at Rutgers after transferring from Stony Brook University.
Yeboah averaged 9.8 points per game and ranked third in scoring for Rutgers who had Harper Jnr. leading the way with 12.1 points.
The corona virus pandemic forced NCAA authorities to cancel the season and this prevented Rutgers from competing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 30 years.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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