Budding Ghanaian basketball prospect Joel Mensah has hit the court for the first time with his new team James Madison University since joining the team this offseason.

The 6 foot 10 inch Center Mensah moved from San Diego State University to James Madison after playing limited minutes during his two year stay with the Aztecs.

Mensah (second from left) with teammates Photo Courtesy: James Madison University

Fellow Ghanaian Center Nathan Mensah remains on the Aztecs roster for the upcoming season after recovering from respiratory issues that cut his 2019-2020 season short.

Joel Mensah was part of a group that trained under Coach Mark Byington as preparations commence for the 2020-2021 season that has been caught up in the corona virus pandemic.

Nathan Mensah (with ball) against Southern Texas. Photo Courtesy: San Diego State University

Coaches and other members of the technical team and training staff wore nose masks; players wore nose masks before the session.

After playing limited minutes in San Diego, Mensah is set for an extensive run and the chance to play up to his athleticism and high offensive potential. He was ranked among the Top 100 Centers by ESPN coming out of High School.

Joel Mensah

Mensah moved to the US from Ghana when he was 15.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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