"UCONN Huskies center Amida Brimah blocks the shot attempt by Florida Gators guard Michael Frazier II. Florida Gators vs UCONN Huskies. January 3rd, 2015. Gator Country photo by David Bowie. "

San Diego State University Men’s Basketball Team will compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament later this month. This means Ghana Center Nathan Mensah is in line to compete in the competition dubbed “March Madness”.

Mensah Photo Courtesy: San Diego Tribune

Mensah’s San Diego team made it to the Tournament after beating Utah State University 68-57 to clinch the Mountain West Conference title.

Brimah Photo Courtesy: Fort Mad Ants

The team plays 2003 Champions Syracuse University on Friday, March 19 in the opening round; Mensah registered 10 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 24 minutes in the win over Utah State.

San Diego’s progress to the Tournament means Mensah is in line to follow fellow Ghanaian born players Ben Bentil and Amida Brimah who played in the event in recent years.

Bentil starred at Providence College in 2016 while Brimah won the national title at University of Connecticut in 2014 before turning professional.

Bentil (50) in action against Valencia Photo Courtesy: EuroLeague

Brimah recently played in the NBA Gatorade League for Fort Wayne Mad Ants while Bentil is with Greek side Panathinaikos.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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