All Star Five – Week 32
It’s our last line-up of the 2015-16 season and quite a time for one of our fab five to rack up the best performance of the entire campaign!
Warren Gillis (Glasgow Rocks)
The Rocks’ guard was the driving force of his team’s spectacular Quarter-Final first leg victory against Worcester Wolves. Gillis was on fire at the Emirates Arena and finished the contest with 20 points as he recorded a majestic double-double after also handing out a spectacular 12 assists, in what was arguably his best effort of the season. Completing a fantastic night of work, he also grabbed four steals and two rebounds.
Danny Huffor (Cheshire Phoenix)
The biggest upset of the Quarter-Finals was seventh seeds Cheshire Phoenix despatching second seeds Esh Group Eagles Newcastle, with Huffor at the heart of this fantastic first leg win. He helped to slay the north-east giants on their own floor at Sport Central with a devastating perimeter shooting display after sinking seven triples en-route to 21 points. He also missed out on a double-double by a solitary rebound and had four assists and two steals for good measure.
Demond Watt (London Lions)
It was a bitter-sweet weekend for the Lions’ forward after the curtain came down on his team’s 2015-16 campaign as Sheffield ended their dreams of reaching the Molten BBL Play-Off Final at The 02. However, Watt had the consolation of posting the best performance efficiency valuation of the entire season as he recorded a mind-boggling 45 in the second leg victory. This was attained after racking up a jaw-dropping double-double of 32 points and 22 rebounds.
Kinu Rochford (Cheshire Phoenix)
Taking his fourth starting berth in our line-up across the past five weeks, few players are in better form than the Phoenix forward who was pivotal in helping to dump out the 2015 Play-Off Final winners. Rochford torched the Eagles on the road with a terrific 32 points after shooting 73% from the floor and sealing a super double-double by harvesting 11 rebounds. He also dished up six assists and swatted three shots to help Cheshire move into the Semi-Finals.
Darius Defoe (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
Another player who experienced a bitter-sweet weekend was Defoe, as the Eagles made a shock Quarter-Final exit – even if the centre did his utmost to revive his team’s fortunes in the second leg victory against Phoenix. Trying to inspire his team to overhaul the first leg deficit, Defoe was unstoppable around the basket and registered 34 points off the back of a mesmerising shooting night. He made a staggering 87% from the field after going 13 of 15, as well as securing five rebounds.
Off the bench – Jerrold Brooks (Sheffield Sharks), Kieron Achara (Glasgow Rocks), Mike Tuck (Sheffield Sharks), Rahmon Fletcher (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle), TrayVonn Wright (Leicester Riders), Charles Smith (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle), Antone Robinson (Sheffield).