Abass in a training session Photo Courtesy: Bologna

Ghanaian-Italian Small Forward Awudu Abass’ time at Virtus Bologna could end pretty soon despite the athletic swingman signing for the team this offseason.

The 27 year old who can Shooting Guard moved from Germani Brescia to Bologna and signed a two year deal before the start of the 2020-2021 season.


However, his minutes have been affected since making the move and veteran Italian teammate Marco Belinelli’s return to Italy after a 13 year run in the NBA only compounds the issue.

NBA Champion Belinelii announced his retirement from the NBA after playing for San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia Sixers a few days back.

FOSHAN, CHINA – SEPTEMBER 04: #3 Marco Belinelli, #70 Luigi Datome and #23 Awudu Abass of the Italy National Team react during the match against the Serbia National Team during the 1st round of 2019 FIBA World Cup at GBA International Sports and Cultural Center on September 4, 2019 in Foshan, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

Belinelli and Abass played for Italy at the 2019 Basketball World Cup in China with Abass largely backing up the seasoned sharp shooter.

Abass spent two seasons with Brescia after winning the Serie A with Olimpia Milano; he has been absent in recent games due to COVID 19 self isolation protocols.

CREMONA, ITALY – AUGUST 29: Awudu Abass of Virtus Segafredo Bologna takes a free shot during the Italian Supercup match between Vanoli Cremona and Virtus Segafredo Bologna on August 29, 2020 in Cremona, Italy. (Photo by Marco Mantovani/Getty Images)

He has helped Bologna progress to the Round of 16 in the EuroCup.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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