All Star Five – Week 3

Our third All Star Five line-up of the 2015-16 campaign sees five players make their first appearances of the season as starters.

Rahmon Fletcher (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
Having pulled the strings with wonderful effect during his debut season last year which culminated in a clean sweep for the Eagles, Fletcher is underlining just why his summer return was so enthusiastically celebrated at Sport Central. The playmaker led the defending champions to a home victory against London Lions with a typically assured display. He scored 21 points from five of seven shooting inside the three-point line and a trio of scores from behind it. He also added seven assists, three rebounds and two steals.

Akeem Ellis (Cheshire Phoenix)
The Cheshire newbie is rapidly emphasising how his all-action style could result in him being a big hit with the Phoenix faithful. Ellis was at the centre of the action as the north-west club continued their strong start to the new season with a road win in Sheffield. The guard sunk 20 points including three triples and also mustered a fine eight rebounds and seven assists, which were numbers that proved instrumental in a third road win for his new team.

Jordan Williams (Cheshire Phoenix)
The high-octane and entertaining style of Williams is already drawing attention around the BBL – as his scoring ability, which witnessed him hit the highest individual tally so far during the 2015-16 season. He fired a spectacular 36 points against Sharks and was tough to stop at the hoop as he converted 11 of 15 from the floor. He also had seven rebounds and two assists, which helped him post the best performance of the entire weekend with an impressive performance valuation of 30.

Andreas Schreiber (Surrey Scorchers)
The big man was pivotal in an absolutely thrilling and absorbing home win against Manchester Giants as Scorchers won a tight one to continue their positive opening to the new season. Schreiber proved to be a constant thorn in the side of his opponents as he used his strength around the basket to score 22 points at 70% floor shooting, as well as collecting a double-double after doing great work on the glass to harvest 11 rebounds.

Kieron Achara (Glasgow Rocks)
The Great Britain veteran proved to be the driving force behind Glasgow Rocks making the most of home court advantage at the Emirates Arena against Manchester Giants to collect their first triumph of the new campaign. The centre finished the contest with a highly productive 22 points after proving a difficult defensive match up for Giants inside. Achara also pulled down seven rebounds, as well as handing out four assists and grabbing a steal.

Off the bench – David Aliu (Cheshire Phoenix), Warren Gillis (Glasgow Rocks), Jerrold Brooks (Sheffield Sharks), Mathias Seilund (Bristol Flyers), Demond Watt (London Lions), Mike Tuck (Sheffield Sharks), Darius Defoe (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)