Ghanaian NBA prospect Nathan Mensah is on the verge of deciding whether to move to the professional ranks or return to compete for a fifth season at San Diego State University.
The 6 foot 10 inch Center who is the reigning Mountain West Conference Defensive Player Award Winner completed his fourth year in College but due to effects of the COVID 19 pandemic, he is eligible to play a fifth season in College.
However, Mensah could go pro and in the lead up to the NBA Draft Combine and NBA Draft, his decision is still yet to be known.
Per comments made by San Diego State Coach Brian Dutcher according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, irrespective of Mensah’s decision, he has the support of the team.
“All these kids testing the (pro) waters, it’s not an immediate decision…The system is set up in favor of the player, and that’s not a bad thing. You’re not going to turn your back on someone who graduated from your university and was a four-year starter” he said.
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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