Basketballghana.com can confirm Center/Power Forward Emmanuel Dowuona has verbally committed to play for Tennessee State University’s Men’s Basketball program. (Click highlighted to view tweet)
The announcement comes after Dowuona placed his name in the transfer portal after spending three frustrating years at Purdue University where he hardly played for the Boilermakers.
By picking Tennessee State, the Ghanaian defender will suit up for the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) program which made the headlines in recent weeks after son of Rapper Master P, Hercy Miller, picked Tenessee ahead of Vanderbilt University and Louisiana State University.
Tennessee State was among Colleges interested in Dowuona in high school; Clemson University of Connecticut and Florida Golf Coast University offered scholarship offers to the athletic player.
Dowuona redshirted his true freshman year to develop his game further as he was tagged as a “project” but he played limited minutes in his redshirt freshman and his second year was disrupted by complications after getting infected with COVID 19.
He averaged 1.3 points in 3.4 minutes across nine games; Dowuona is majoring in Organizational Leadership. His younger brother Ebenezer just completed his first year at North Carolina State University.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter