Photo Courtesy: EuroCup can report Ghanaian-Italian Shooting Guard/Small Forward Awudu Abass has played an instrumental role as a surprise starter in Virtus Bologna’s win.

Bologna beat Treviso 91-72 in Game One of the 2020-2021 Playoffs first round of games; the best of three game series continues later today with a possible Game 3 slated for May 16. (Click highlighted text to watch game highlights)

After struggling to get into the starting unit in his debut season with Bologna following his transfer from Germani Brescia, Abass was named a starter ahead of veteran Guard Milos Teodosic.

The 28 year old registered six points, four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 19 minutes while taking on the main defensive assignments on the wings.

He attempted five three point shot attempts and converted two; he missed his sole field goal attempt in the game and attempted no free throws.

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)

Bologna was led by Center Julian Gamble who scored 17 points and former NBA Champion Marco Belinelli who scored 16 points.

Abass is playing to win his second League title after winning his first with Olimpia Milano.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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