Budding Ghanaian international basketball player Nathan Mensah played 19 minutes as the starting Center for San Diego State Men’s Basketball Team in his first competitive game since December 19, 2019.
Mensah has been absent for close to a year due as he recovered from a pulmonary embolism issue that caused blood clots to form in his lungs and ended his 2019-2020 campaign after 13 games.
In his first game on his return and in the 2020-2021 season, the 6 foot 10 inch defender registered four points, a steal, a block, an assist and seven rebounds in 19 minutes.
He converted two of five field goal attempts but missed his sole attempt from three point range with no turnovers; he committed four fouls in the game.
It was a welcome sight since a similar health issue forced multiple NBA All Star Chris Bosh to retire early in his career; like Bosh, Mensah plays the Center and Power Forward positions.
A breakout season could land Mensah a spot in the NBA like former teammate Malachi Flynn who drafted 29th overall in this year’s NBA Draft.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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