2006 - Pops Mensah-Bonsu – Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year

During his time at George Washington, Pops Mensah-Bonsu was a standout player for the Colonials, earning numerous accolades and helping to lead the team to multiple NCAA Tournament appearances. Some of his notable accomplishments include:

  1. Averaging 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game over his three-year career at George Washington.
  2. Being named the Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year in 2006.
  3. Helping to lead the Colonials to two NCAA Tournament appearances in 2005 and 2006, including a run to the Round of 32 in 2006.
  4. Finishing his career at George Washington as the program’s all-time leader in blocked shots with 212.

Mensah-Bonsu’s success at George Washington helped him earn a spot on the Great Britain national basketball team, and he went on to have a successful professional career both in the NBA and overseas. He played for several teams in the NBA, including the Dallas Mavericks, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Toronto Raptors, and also played in leagues in Spain, France, and Turkey.