Next month's Commonwealth Games, on Australia's Gold Coast, will feature basketball for the first time since Melbourne 2006 and one player looking forward to the up-coming challenge is England senior international, Kofi Joseph.
The Birmingham-born player’s love and passion for the sport has seen him play for his home-town City of Birmingham basketball club, win the ‘Nike Freestyle’ competition in the city’s Bull Ring, in 2003 and be selected to play at the ‘Michael Jordan All Star Classic Camp,’ in Brixton, in London – meeting the man himself in 2005.
A Great Britain international, Kofi, 26, who plays for Glasgow Rocks in the British Basketball League, has taken him to many corners of the world to follow his dream of becoming a professional basketball player. The Colorado University graduate – who gained a much-sought after scholarship - was voted ‘Conference Freshman of the Year’ before gaining a degree, was ‘National Player of the Week,’ in Germany, in 2017 and he also played in Turkey; in Eurobasket, again in 2017.
As Shooting Guard, Joseph, and his Team England colleagues prepare for the XXI Commonwealth Games (which starts on April 4), mum, Sylvia, family, friends and Rocks teammates, will be eagerly behind the Aston native as he shoots for his own piece of Gold, on the Coast that promises nothing but.