Team Of The Week – Week 17
Our line-up this week includes a certain player who has more than one reason to celebrate after lifting the BBL Cup.
BJ Holmes (One Health Sharks Sheffield)
The Sharks have been resurgent of late and BJ Holmes has played his part in this renaissance with some excellent displays during recent weeks with his latest effort earning him a place in our starting five. The guard produced an excellent night of work against Mersey Tigers, accumulating 16 points from five of seven floor shooting inside. He also weighed in with six assists and five rebounds to help Sharks continue their steady progress towards a potential play-off spot.
Jay Couisnard (Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders)
Yes, it was a memorable weekend for Jay Couisnard (pictured) as the Riders’ man not only picked up a BBL Cup winners medal after guiding his team to their first piece of silverware for 12 years, he also scooped the MVP award with an excellent performance to take down Newcastle Eagles. Now he has a BBL Team of the Week slot to celebrate too after racking up a pivotal 17 points at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. He made four triples, grabbed four rebounds and mustered four assists and four steals.
Gareth Murray (Glasgow Rocks)
The Rocks’ forward continues to be a big influence at the Emirates Arena and his latest display helped his team to shoot down Manchester Giants. Murray was in deadly form from behind the three-point line, sinking each of his attempts to finish with a perfect three from three from downtown. That helped him to accrue 17 points and he came within a whisker of completing a double-double. Only, it wasn’t in points and rebounds. For the forward showed how his game has developed by coming up with a magnificent nine assists, as well as two blocked shots and a steal for good measure.
Demetrius Jemison (One Health Sharks Sheffield)
The best performance of the entire weekend could probably be pinned onto Jay Couisnard since he proved to be the match-winner in the BBL Cup Final. However statistically, it was Demetrius Jemison who came up with the most efficient and impressive performance valuation. Mersey Tigers simply couldn’t contain him in the paint as he went off for eight of nine floor shooting whilst also managing to sink a perfect six of six from the free-throw line to rack up a 22 point haul. His all-action display was rounded off with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.
Sterling Davis (Glasgow Rocks)
It could always be argued that it is even more of an accomplishment for a player-coach to make our line-up with so much else to worry about on and off the floor. So, we encourage Sterling Davis to stand up and take a bow after claiming 22 points in the win against Giants. He converted with six of seven attempts at the hoop and was a constant thorn in the side of Manchester who sent him to the foul line no fewer than ten times. Davis also contributed five assists, three rebounds and two blocked shots.
Off The Bench – Drew Sullivan (Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders), Pavol Losonsky (Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders), Joe Chapman (Newcastle Eagles), Tayo Ogedengbe (London Lions), Adrien Sturt (London Lions), Jerome Gumbs (Cheshire Jets), Alif Bland (Cheshire Phoenix)