2004-2005... Started in eight of 12 games played... A stress fracture in his left leg forced him to miss 17 games... Started the first seven games of the season... Posted double-figures four times including in the first three games of his college career... In first three games, Mensah averaged 12. 7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.7 apg and 2.7 spg... Three times tallied four steals... Dished out four or more assists in five games... Hit on 9-of-11 free throws en route to a career-high 15 points against Pepperdine (11/18)...
BEFORE SIENA...Named Student-Athlete of the Year at Bishop Laughlin as a senior...Selected Second Team All New York City...Most Valuable Player of Five Star Camp...Most Valuable Player at Eastern Invitational...Led the Catholic High School Athletic association in scoring as a senior...Attended ABCD All-American Camp with 100 top players from across the country.
PERSONAL...Born April 1, 1985 in Brooklyn...A marketing and management major at Siena...Chose Siena because of its academic reputation...Actively involved in his local community volunteered in activities ranging from helping out at homeless shelters to working camps teaching under privileged youth...Returned from fractured leg sophomore season despite concerns he would never be same player again.
The Kojo Mensah File
What basketball player did you most want to be like growing up? Why? Isaiah Thomas, because of how tough and hard he played every game
Who has been the most instrumental in you making it to the Division I level of basketball? My father
Who first taught or introduced the game of basketball to you? Explain. My neighborhood, everything revolved around basketball there
What made you choose Siena? This was the best situation for me
If you had a motto to live by, what would it be? Life is what you make it
On those long bus rides, what song would we hear you play the most? Jay-Z "Imaginary Player" and "Never Change"
What did your off-season workout routine consist of? Running and a lot of skill development.
If we caught you sneaking a treat, what kind of food is your guilty pleasure? Raisinettes or Twix
If I am not playing basketball, in 10 years I would like to be... In sports management or a sports agent
If you could go anywhere in the world with anyone, where would you be and with who? Africa, with my parents
Do you have any family members or friends who are famous? My uncle was the ambassador for Ghana in the United Nations
If you could change one thing about our world, what would it be? The amount of jealousy that people have
What is your favorite book? The DaVinci Code.
What has been the most surprising thing about your college experience so far? The lack of sleep I get.
What is your favorite bus movie? Bad Boys
Points: 15 vs. Pepperdine 11/18/04
Rebounds: 6 at Canisius 2/5/05
Assists: 5 vs. Manhattan 2/1/05
Steals: 4 several times
FG Made: 5 vs. New Orleans 11/19/04
FG Attempted: 14 vs. New Orleans 11/19/04
FT Made: 9 vs. Peperdine 11/18/04
FT Attempted: 11 vs. Pepperdine 11/18/04
Minutes: 33 vs. New Orleans 11/19/04