Ghanaian-Italian International Shooting Guard/Small Forward Awudu Abass featured in Virtus Bologna’s latest win in the 2020-2021 Italian Serie A Regular Season campaign.

Bologna clinched an 89-62 win over Reggio Emilia with Abass registering nine points, a block, three rebounds and two steals in 22 minutes of action off the bench.

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)

Abass has had an up and down season in his first run out with Virtus after transferring from Germani Brescia prior to the season. He missed a handful of games due to COVID 19 isolation protocols.

He is averaging 5.2 points and 2.3 rebounds this season as he adjusts to his new environment; Bologna also signed veteran Italian Shooting Guard Marco Belinelli further diminishing the playing time of Abass.

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)

The win gives Virtus 12 wins and six losses for the season and a fourth place in the league. With Abass on the bench in the first quarter, veteran Point Guard Milos Teodosic stole the headlines with an outrageous layup.

The soon to be 34 year old wrapped the ball round a defender and laid the ball in to give Bologna a 21-10 lead.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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