Mensah Photo Courtesy: San Diego Tribune

The 2022 NBA Draft happens later tonight with the next wave of top basketball talent expected to be picked by teams in the world’s greatest basketball league.

60 players will be picked to fill out the available spots in the long held system of infusing the league with new talents that has in recent years seen an increase in the number of international players selected. Players picked US Men’s Colleges dominate the selection.

Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith and Paolo Banchero are the top prospects in this year’s class and are expected to be picked by Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets-the teams occupying the top three spots accordingly.


However, there are no Ghanaian prospects expected to be picked tonight; Nathan Mensah and Josh Oduro declared their intentions to get drafted and launch their professional careers but withdrew their names after going through the NBA Combine- a series of tests prior to the Draft.

Mensah showing off Conference title ring from 2019-2020 season Photo Courtesy: San Diego State University

Neither player signed an agent ensuring they could return to their respective Colleges to play out another season. Mensah and Oduro will compete in the 2022-2023 Season with San Diego State University and George Mason University respectively.

Oduro Photo Courtesy: George Mason

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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