The British Basketball League have just announced their pick of players from last week’s games and yet again our Eagles star.
Two of our roster line-up in the BBL’s dream team this week and leading them out is Jaysean Paige, who becomes the first player so far this season to record four starting appearances.
Following a brilliant performance in our game against Sheffield on Friday night Zarko Jukic also features from the bench.
Here’s this week’s listing from the league in full:
Jaysean Paige (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
There is no stopping the Eagles’ ace as the Molten BBL Player of the Month for October continues to make a pitch for November’s accolade by continuing his rich vein of form. It’s a fourth starting five berth for Paige, as he amassed a spectacular double-double of 28 points and 10 assists against Sharks to preserve his team’s perfect league record.
Tony Hicks (Surrey Scorchers)
It’s a first ever appearance for Hicks in our line-up after he was the driving force behind a superb road win for Surrey at Glasgow Rocks. The guard put on a show at the Emirates Arena and garnered 27 points after a rather special shooting performance. He went 12 of 16 from the floor for 27 points and also contributed 8 assists, 4 rebounds and 4 steals.
JR Holder (Leicester Riders)
The Leicester forward kept the reigning champions rolling in the thick of the early title race by coming alive in last Friday’s clash with Worcester. He torched the Wolves by racking up one of the best shooting numbers of the entire campaign with an eye-bulging 11 of 13 from the field. His sparkling 28 points was accompanied by 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.
Kinu Rochford (Plymouth Raiders)
The powerful forward was too much for the visiting Leeds Force as he helped Raiders to take a win at the Pavilions, cementing a first All-Star Five starting five slot of the season in the process. Rochford was a dominant force, netting 17 points and completing a double-double with 10 boards. He also handed out 6 assists and swatted a fabulous 5 shots.
Dallin Bachynski (Worcester Wolves)
As Worcester doubled their win tally in the league by beating Manchester Giants, it was their big man who did the business under the basket to underpin the road victory. He was a handful for the home defence and amassed a big double-double of 22 points and 13 boards, as well as adding 4 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks.
Off the bench – Zarko Jukic (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle), David Kadiri (Manchester Giants), Brandon Penn (Plymouth Raiders), Gerald Robinson (Surrey Scorchers), Dirk Williams (DBL Sharks Sheffield), Pierre Hampton (Leicester Riders), Momcilo Latinovic (London Lions).