A trio of Ghanaian born players based in the United States of America has made their respective debuts in the 2020-2021 US Men’s College Basketball season.

All three games involving the young Ghanaian players were played at various locations in the US earlier today with limited or fans in attendance due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Nathan Mensah Photo Courtesy: San Diego State University

James Madison University beat Limestone University 89-55 with Ghana Center Joel Mensah starting at the Center position and registering five points and six rebounds in 13 minutes of action.

It was Mensah’s first competitive game for James Madison since transferring from San Diego State University this offseason due to a lack of playing time.

Joel Mensah Photo Courtesy: James Madison University

Mensah’s former school, San Diego, scored a 73-58 win over UCLA with Nathan Mensah registering four points, seven rebounds and an assist in 19 minutes.

This is Nathan Mensah’s first game since December 19, 2019; the third year player was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism last season and limited him to 13 games.

First year player Ebenezer Dowuona played his first ever game for North Carolina State University; North Carolina beat Charleston Southern University 95-61.

Dowuona came off the bench to score two points and grad a rebound in 10 minutes.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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