Starting Point Guard Michael Sekyere on the ’21-’22 Boy’s Basketball Season


Senior point guard, Michael Sekyere, on the home court during the game against Marysville on 12/17/21. The Cardinals won 62-51

Aidan Crowley

Despite having a solid team the past two years, the Thomas Worthington Boy’s Basketball Team has come up short of the ultimate goal, a truly deep playoff run.  Two years ago, the possibility of a state playoff appearance, and maybe even a ring, was there, as the team won the district championship, meaning they were one of just 16 teams left in the state.  But then the pandemic hit, and the season was canceled.  Last year, despite showing lots of promise in the regular season, the team was upset in the first round of the playoffs.  This time around, starting point guard Michael Sekyere doesn’t intend for the team to come up short again.

“My main goal for this season is to win states,” Sekyere says.  “I also want to put TWHS basketball on the map, we have really made noise in the playoffs in the past and I want to do that again. I want to be the best leader I can be for my teammates.”

Despite having pretty much an entirely new team, the team has been impressive so far.  Although losing in the first two contests of the season, one in overtime, the team has bounced back and won two straight.  

“I feel good about the season so far because we’re a new team and we have started 2-2, when most new teams in our situation would probably have a losing record,” states Sekyere.

Sekyere has been a big part of the team’s solid start, averaging 17.6 points through the first four games.  Sekyere says he is not really focused on his future in the game right now, further showing his commitment to his goal of focusing and leading the team on a deep playoff run.

“I want to play college basketball, but right now I am just moving slow,” says Sekyere. “I’m focused on my last high school season here at Thomas.”

Come March, nobody should write off Sekyere and the rest of the team, as the potential for a deep playoff run is certainly there.