can confirm Ghanaian Center Joel Mensah will retain his jersey number despite switching teams this offseason.

The bright basketball prospect’s jersey number was 35 during his two year stint at San Diego State University where he featured mostly off the bench and led to his transfer to James Madison University.

SAN DIEGO, CA – NOVEMBER 13: San Diego State University Aztecs forward Joel Mensah (35) during the game between the Grand Canyon Antelopes and the San Diego State University Aztecs on November 13, 2019 at the Steve Fisher Court at Viejas Arena in San Diego, California. (Photo by Alan Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

At James Madison, the third year defender will maintain his jersey number after his new team confirmed jersey numbers for the 2020-2021 season.

Mensah is the only player on James Madison’s team with his jersey number in the 30’s column; his new teammates picked numbers between 0 and 23.

Unlike his time at San Diego State, the 6 foot 10 inch player is expected to start games and play extensively due to his experience at the College level and athletic build.

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)

He is officially the tallest player on the roster and is in line to anchor Mark Byington’s defense in the upcoming campaign which commences on November 11 against Maryland Eastern Shore University.

Mensah played High School basketball Jserra Catholic.

Photo Courtesy:James Madison

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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