From poverty to Panther basketball, Ghanaian student has come a long way
Six years ago, freshman James Ametepe thought he would never go to college. So even though he has to bike from his home in Kendall to Modesto A. Maidique Campus every day—a 40-minute commute under the scorching Miami sun—he is always smiling.
Ametepe is a biomedical engineering major and a forward for the men’s basketball team. He grew up in Accra, the capitol of Ghana, where his family lived in poverty.