A year of continuous improvement‐ this statement can be used to describe all aspects of University of Ghana Basketball these past few years. Through the efforts of the coaches and management, both male and female teams grew; as individuals, basketball players, and as team members.
The University of Ghana, in the year 2010, hosted the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) games, where the Men’s basketball team emerged Champions, winning gold laurels with a 4-0 record. The girl’s team was unable to defend their championship trophy, winning bronze laurels after a one possession game loss to the champions.
In the year 2012, the men’s basketball team defended their championship trophy, thrashing host school Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in a blowout game in the finals of the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA Games 2012). The team had an unbeaten run in the tourney, setting the record for first school to win GUSA Basketball championship in two consecutive years without a loss. The girl’s team that year improved on the results of their predecessors, making it all the way to the finals and won silver laurels.
We have received feedback from other institutions and stakeholders that our teams continue to be gracious in defeat and humble in victory. Feedback like this instills a long‐standing reputation for the University. To buttress this, in June 2013, the Ghana Basketball Association (GBBA) had their maiden basketball awards night and awarded the University of Ghana as the
Best School in the Nation, with a few of team members in individual awards categories.
Our basketball teams have demonstrated the skills and commitment to continuous improvement which will keep our basketball program competitive in the nation for many years to come.
Looking forward, our program has tremendous potential for continued success.