2020 Boys Basketball Co-Player of the Year: Emmanuel Bonsu
With the winter high school sports season finished, it’s time to reveal the All-Coastal Preps teams. Over the past week, you got to know more about the players of the year while also seeing who made first and second team in wrestling, girls swimming, boys swimming and diving, girls basketball and boys basketball.
The Coastal Preps Boys Basketball Co-Player of the Year is senior Emmanuel Bonsu from Cape Fear Academy.
Emmanuel Bonsu elevated his game to another level during his senior season, adding a consistent outside shot to his already terrific ability to get to the rim.
Thanks to Bonsu’s leadership, the Hurricanes finished 22-8 and reached the semifinals of the NCISAA 3A playoffs for the second year in a row. He averaged 14.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals while shooting 38 percent (48 of 125) from 3-point range.
Bonsu was named to the NCISAA 3A All-State team for the second straight year.
More about Emmanuel
Favorite Food: My mom’s African rice
Favorite Restaurant: My mom’s kitchen
Favorite Movie: Home Alone 3
Favorite TV Show: SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite athlete: Steph Curry
Favorite memory from the season: Coming back from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter against Grace Christian in the state tournament.
Favorite thing about your school or team: How close and real we are with each other.
At what age did you start playing basketball?: 12
Do you have any superstitions or pre-game rituals? I play before every game.
If you could play another sport professionally, what would it be?: Soccer
Who is your biggest role model: Canadian high school coach
What hobbies do you have outside of participating in sports?: Watching movies and hanging out with friends
What app on your phone do you use the most?: Snapchat
What is your dream job?: To play in the NBA
Are you a morning or night person?: Night
Do you prefer cold or hot weather?: Hot
Would you rather revisit a moment in the past or look ahead to a moment in the future?: Revisit a moment in the past
Would you rather watch a movie at home or in the theater? At home
Who has the best doughnuts in town? Krispy Kreme