Nathan Mensah in action. Photo Courtesy: San Diego State University.

Prospective Ghanaian NBA Center Nathan Mensah has relayed an assessment given to him by NBA Scouts and General Managers during his time at the NBA Draft Combine.

Mensah recently announced his return to San Diego State University after withdrawing from the Combine to get himself better positioned to move into professional basketball once the 2022-2023 College Season concludes.

Nathan Mensah (with ball) against Southern Texas. Photo Courtesy: San Diego State University

His return to San Diego State is to work on areas of weakness in his what will be his final season in College pointed out by NBA Scouts ahead of next year’s NBA Draft.

Mensah averaged 7.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks across 32 games; he is eligible to return to San Diego State due to the extra year of eligibility granted to students affected by the COVID 19 hit 2020 season.


The 6 foot 10 inch defender Mensah graduated with a Degree in Marketing after his fourth year and plans to pursue a Masters Degree in the same field on his return to San Diego State.

Below is a breakdown of the scouting report on Mensah as reported by San Diego Union Tribune;

‘Defensively I’m on an A level and offensively I’m on a C level.’ ‘while he showed flashes offensively, he wasn’t consistent, his post moves were too predictable, he wasn’t assertive and aggressive enough with the ball, and he didn’t get to the line as much as he should (3.8 free throw attempts per 40 minutes compared to 5.8 in 2020-21).

Mensah Photo Courtesy: San Diego State University

He also plans to bulk up from 230 to 240 pounds on his 6-foot-10 frame to improve his post presence against bigger bodies and focus on staying out of foul trouble so he can play more than 24.8 minutes per game’

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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