Joel Kaboayere in action for Osu PRESEC against Mfantsipim

Basketball School Academy [BSA] Director and a Founder, Emmanuel Lartey has described being part of the 2018 Sprite Ball Xpressions Title Winning Team as a result of ‘learning from mistakes’ made in previous editions of Ghana’s biggest High School Basketball Tournament.

PRESEC-Osu (White) v Central Region’s Mfantsipim (green) in 2018 Sprite Ball Final

He said this in an exclusive chat with in an interview on BSA and its influence in the Sprite Ball Championship since its formation in 2015.

BSA jog during training session

Promoting virtually the entire roster from the Academy in partnership with DUNK [another development program], Presbyterian Senior High School [Osu-PRESEC] won its first ever Sprite Ball title in 2018. PRESEC Osu beat Mfantsipim School twice including clinching a 25-22 win in the final game to win the title.

2018 Sprite Ball Champions PRESEC Osu with Accra Mayor Adjei Sowah after winning 2018 Sprite Ball.

‘The High School Journey started way back in 2015 when we produced the first batch [of players] to PRESEC Osu, some to Aquinas [St. Aquinas Senior High School] and then some to WASS [West Africa Senior High School] but we didn’t perform so well in 2015. It was an easy win for us [PRESEC Osu] you remember in 2018. It was a big thing for us because we learnt [from] our mistakes in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and then in 2018, we came back to win the Sprite Ball’ he said. [Click highlighted text to watch full interview]

Lartey also praised Sprite Ball Organizer RITE Sports Limited for coming up with the Basketball Honours Awards to recognize personalities and organizations that have contributed to basketball development over the years.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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