BBL Team of the Week – Week 31

It’s our final starting five line-up of the 2014-15 campaign.

Rahmon Fletcher (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)

The Eagles’ playmaker has grown in influence during his rookie season in the BBL and has led the treble-winners in impressive fashion. He helped his side move to within touching distance of a clean sweep after a typically mature performance in his team’s second leg Quarter Final success over Bristol Flyers. He finished with a smart effort of nine points, nine assists, five rebounds, three steals and just a single turnover to secure his fourth appearance of the season.

Zaire Taylor (London Lions)

Having lifted the Play-Off silverware aloft last year with Worcester Wolves at Wembley Arena, Taylor returned to his haunt his former side and end the defence of their silverware with an outstanding effort for the Lions. The guard could barely miss during the second leg and registered a mesmerising 41 points, including seven triples on a super shooting night. He also contributed four assists and three steals to help the Londoners soar into the last four.

TrayVonn Wright (Leicester Riders)

It was a bitter-sweet few days for the Riders’ athletic  forward after Wright came up with a big performance in the second leg of their Quarter Final against Sheffield Sharks to nail down a third appearance of the campaign. However, despite posting a terrific near double-double of 24 points and nine rebounds, along with three steals, two blocks and two assists to inspire victory – although his team just fell short on aggregate and the curtain ended up falling on Riders’ season.

Demond Watt (Cheshire Phoenix)

The player with the most BBL Team of the Week appearances this season finished off in style with a twelfth berth in our starting line-up and one of the biggest performance valuations of the campaign. Watt was electric for Phoenix in the first leg of their Quarter Final against Glasgow Rocks and finished the contest with an eye-popping 28 points and 17 rebounds. His tally was achieved from a brilliant 71% floor shooting and he also recorded four assists, two steals and a block.

Mike Tuck (Sheffield Sharks)

A regular starting five player in our line-up during previous seasons, the Sharks’ big man chose a good time to come up with the goods and land a debut spot during the current campaign. He was the main contributor to an impressive first leg win against Riders which gave Sharks the platform needed to reach the Play-Off Semi Finals. Tuck finished with 20 points from a fine 70% from the floor and was just one rebound shy of a double-double.

Off the bench – Darius Defoe (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle), Drew Sullivan (London Lions), Scott Martin (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle), Mike Cook (Sheffield Sharks), Charles Smith (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle), Taylor King (Cheshire Phoenix), Paul Egwuonwu (Glasgow Rocks).