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Trailblazers Land Ghana Star Maxwell Okoampah

Vincennes, IN – This afternoon the Vincennes University Trailblazer Men’s Basketball team signed native of Accra, Ghana, Maxwell Okoampah.

Okoampah appears to be a big-time recruit when one watches the things that he does well on film. He is athletic, he is strong, has a high motor, and the 6’7”, 215 pound, power forward plays above the rim at a very high level. His athletic style of play earned him the nickname, “Max Mode” in his home country, and the coaching staff here at Vincennes University is excited about adding such a player as Okoampah. Okoampah was highly-recruited the last several years by various Big 10 affiliated schools for the incredible things that he managed to do on the basketball court, along with his high level of performance in the classroom, but he felt that Vincennes University was the place that gave him the best chance to succeed and grow on and off the court, and inside and outside of the classroom.

Coach Todd Franklin said of Okoampah, “He was one of the best players in Ghana for the past several seasons. He is very athletic, very strong, very active, has a high-activity motor, and can really do some things around the rim. We feel that he has a very high probability to be a guy that could have a high-impact for us over the next couple of seasons, and could blossom into a star at the next level.”

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