Top Ghanaian basketball prospect Nathan Mensah’s immediate future is up in the air and the youngster remains undecided whether to move into the professional ranks or stay an extra year at San Diego State University.
The fourth year player who is on the verge of graduating from The Aztecs Business School still has a year of College eligibility remaining due to lingering effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.
The 6 foot 10 inch defender is in line to work out for NBA teams in the lead up to the NBA Draft but according to his Guardian Kwaku Amoaku, the “deep thinker” Mensah is still weighing his options.
Nathan’s dream is the NBA. It’s not to play in Europe. He could have done that last year.
“I believe he’s an NBA player, and he does, too, and he doesn’t want to settle for anything less. He just has to decide if this is the right year to go, or if he’s better suited with another year in college. We’re just trying to do our due diligence and see where he sits and what the NBA GMs think about him, to get their feedback” Amoaku stated according to San Diego Union-Tribune.
Players can withdraw from the NBA Draft process by June 1 and retain their College eligibility by not hiring an agent. This year’s Draft is on June 23 with the Combine slated for May 16 to May 22.
In the 2021-2022 Season, Mensah averaged 7.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 24.8 minutes across 32 games.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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