The cancelled 2019-2020 Croatian Premier Basketball League has denied Ghanaian Small Forward Bashir Ahmed the chance to clinch the league title.

The title would have been Ahmed’s first since signing for the club after a two year run at St. John’s University. Before playing at St. John’s, the Bronx born player played two years in Juniour College.

IZMIR, TURKEY – JANUARY 9: Ilkan Karaman (L) of Pinar Karsiyaka in action against Bashir Ahmed (R) of Z Mobile Prishtina during the FIBA Europa Cup Second Round Group I basketball match between Pinar Karsiyaka and Z Mobile Prishtina at Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Karsiyaka Sports Hall in Izmir, Turkey on January 9, 2019. (Photo by Mahmut Serdar Alakus/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Due to the spread of the Corona virus, a host of sports competitions were cancelled to observe safety measures and the Croatian league was no exception.

However, the cancellation halted Ahmed’s KK Zadar club’s progress since the team had the best record prior to the cancellation. Zadar had 18 wins and three losses in 21 games.

In his first season playing with the team after moving from Kosovo outfit Prishtina, the 26 year old averaged 6.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per game off the bench.

Bashir challenges a shot attempt

Zadar ranked first in the league ahead of 19 time champions Cibona who had 17 wins and four losses. However, Zadar registered six wins and 15 losses in the Adriatic League that features teams from the Balkans including Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovnia.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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