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Mensah Bonsu called up to San Antonio

February 25, 2009 - NBA G League (G League) News Release


NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2009 - The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu, of the Austin Toros, to a 10-day contract. Mensah-Bonsu becomes the 11th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2008-09 NBA Development League season and the 129th overall since the league began play in 2001.

In eight games with the Toros, Mensah-Bonsu averaged 26.6 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.50 blocks in 39.8 minutes. On February 22 vs. Colorado he had 39 points and 18 rebounds in 47 minutes.

Mensah-Bonsu was signed by the Dallas Mavericks after going undrafted in the 2006 NBA Draft. During the 2006-07 season, he appeared in 12 games with the Mavericks, averaging 2.4 points and 1.0 rebounds in 5.9 minutes. That season he also appeared in 26 games for the Fort Worth Flyers of the D-League, averaging 15.8 points and 10.4 rebounds in 30.7 minutes. Mensah-Bonsu was selected to the 2007 D-League All-Star Game, where he captured MVP honors after scoring 30 points and grabbing seven boards. The 6-10, 240-pound forward was born in London and played collegiately at George Washington University. He spent four years with the Colonials, finishing his career second on the school's all-time blocks list (141) while earning Atlantic-10 All Conference First Teams honors during his senior year.


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