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

For the first time since having his season cut short due to a respiratory issue, Nathan Mensah has talked about his bad experience during the career threatening phase.

The 21 year old Ghanaian Center, according to San Diego Union-Tribune, opened up about his struggles to recovery as he prepares to compete for San Diego State University in the 2020-2021 season.

Nathan Mensah

In a regular season game against Cal Poly on December 29, 2019, Mensah left the game early and after a medical check, he was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism issue that caused blood clots to form in his lungs and made it hard for him to breathe.

“All I could do is keep looking at my phone and keep reading what I was reading about Chris Bosh. Everything was frozen in the moment” Mensah said referring to Miami Heat Center Bosh whose career was cut short by blood clots.


However, 6 foot 10 inch Mensah has made a full recovery with the help of blood thinners and is set to play as the starting Center in San Diego’s campaign. The team plays its first game of the season on Thursday, November 26 at 3:30 AM against UCLA.

Nathan Mensah

Mensah played 13 games last season and averaged 6.9 points and 6.8 rebounds in 20.2 minutes.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYm on Twitter


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