BBL TEAM OF THE WEEK – WEEK 19
We welcome another debutante this week who arrives in style with the best display of the entire weekend.
Andre Jones (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
Yes, it’s a long awaited debut in our starting five for the Eagles’ guard, who seals his first ever BBL Team of the Week berth after coming up with the best performance anywhere in the BBL. Jones amassed a superb 30 points in a vital win against Sheffield Sharks, sinking 64% in and around the hoop. He also added to his nice shooting night with an impressive eight rebounds, four assists and two steals to keep his team riding high at the top of the BBL Championship.
Chavis Holmes (Worcester Wolves)
It was a mixed weekend for Wolves after they lost their grip on the BBL Trophy and it almost ended up being an even more disappointing one after only just dodging a bullet to scrape past Surrey United. They were able to dig out the win thanks mainly to the contribution of Holmes, who scored 19 points to help seal a nail-biting victory. Even more crucially, the guard also registered eight rebounds, dished up five assists and garnered two steals on an important night of work.
Taylor King (Cheshire Phoenix)
Phoenix needed a win after suffering a dip in form of late and it was inspired by King, who helped take Cheshire past the dangerous Bristol Flyers. The forward came up with a dazzling 28 points at Northgate Arena after showing his inside-outside threat by knocking down no fewer than four triples to put his opponents to the sword. He also collected a double-double after doing a stellar job on the glass to harvest a fantastic 15 rebounds, including a particularly healthy six offensive boards.
Scott Martin (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
The Eagles’ forward makes his third appearance in our starting five after producing not just one, but two eye-catching displays against Raiders and Sharks during his team’s weekend win double. But it was his effort against Raiders that shone most brightly after he garnered a brilliantly efficient double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. He chalked up the bulk of his points tally by making six of seven at the basket and a similarly devastating two of three from behind the three-point line. Martin also recorded five assists as Eagles found their highest offensive gear.
Kieron Achara (Glasgow Rocks)
The Great Britain veteran proved too hot to handle for Manchester Giants after a typically towering performance which carried Rocks to a valuable BBL Championship victory as they now look to start climbing the table. Achara showed his range of skills after he sunk an excellent 23 points, as well as handing out a superb six assists. Not only that, but the Stirling native also made sure he also left the court with a double-double to his name after hauling down 12 rebounds.
Off the bench – Darius Defoe (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle), Joel Madourie (Durham Wildcats), Rashad Hassan (Leicester Riders), Dominique Coleman (Surrey United), Callum Jones (Manchester Giants), Pierre Hampton (Plymouth University Raiders), Mike Tuck (Sheffield Sharks).