Who is he? Nana Papa Yaw Dwene Mensah-Bonsu
Whether it’s a combination of the Raps being that bad this year and Pops Mensah-Bonsu being that good, either way, Pops Mensah-Bonsu has been an immediate impact player for the Raptors. Whether he’s hustling for boards, blocking shots or jamming it home, he’s been tearing it up. He has spent some time in the D-League, played with the Mavs and most recently had a short stint with the Spurs but now until the end of the season, Pops has an opporturtunity to show his stuff with the Toronto Raptors.
And if you don’t know him, now you’ll know:
- He played for George Washington, check out this TV piece on him from March Madness ’06
- Here’s the ultimate scouting report on Pops via Pete Marasmitch
- Alana G is probably one of Pops’ biggest fans
- Wikipedia, I mean where would we be without Wikipedia? Here's the Pops page
Anyhow, he's been making some noise around the league and he broke out against the Pacers scoring a career-high 21 pts and grabbed 8 boards, now he warrants his own nickname. I've asked bloggers from around the blogosphere for their help. Thanks to Jeff @ Pete Marasmitch for helping me get this started.
Here are the candidates:
On the left panel you'll find the poll, cast your vote, and get it Poppin'! Voting ends on March 27th. If you think you can do better, post your ideas in the comments section below.
Photo credit: (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)