There have not been many more important times during the current season for our players to put in stellar performances than during the BBL play-off quarter-finals over the weekend. In addition, it was also the last opportunity for them to try and make our all-important starting five as we bring you the very last BBL Team Of The Week of the 2010-11 season.

Reggie Jackson (Newcastle Eagles)

Arguably the form player of not just last weekend when he produced the best performance of anybody in our starting five, but also of the last couple of months, Jackson has been the main lifeline for the Eagles of late. His performances have pretty much been the reason behind Newcastle extending their season and they would have surely crashed and burned against Guildford Heat had Jackson not conjured up another wonderful effort. His performance valuation of 34 came by way of a massive double-double consisting of 28 points and a mind boggling 14 assists. Not surprisingly Jackson claimed it was one of the best performances of his pro-career.


Ryan Patton (One Health Sharks Sheffield)

While not quite a miracle, the Sharks overturning the 15 point first leg quarter-final deficit against Rocks was about as impressive a result as you will find during the past 7 months of action. Much of that was due to the continued work of Patton, a regular in our line-up during the regular season and now a member in the post-season too. He poured in 23 points including four pivotal triples to help his team to a memorable play-off success. He also showed his coolness from the free-throw line making seven of seven to cement the Sharks’ place in the semi-finals.

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Drew Lasker (Newcastle Eagles)


While backcourt partner Reggie Jackson has been taking the plaudits of late, Drew Lasker muscled in on the headlines with a really top display at Guildford Heat when he almost single handedly carried the Eagles home and back from the brink. Having seen their first leg lead evaporate in double-quick time, the visitors were on the ropes for long periods and with their last chance of silverware and indeed entire season ebbing away, Lasker came up trumps. The former Raiders man claimed a vital 26 points including a perfect two triples, one of which was a buzzer beater to give his team fresh impetus heading into the latter stages of the game.

Matt Schneck (Cheshire Jets)

Matt Schneck is no stranger to our line-up despite missing a large chunk of the season. His value to Jets was captured by his terrific double-double of 13 points and 16 rebounds in the second leg of the quarter final against UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders which set up a mouth-watering semi-final tie with North West derby rivals Mersey Tigers. His 5 offensive boards in particular were significant while he was an economical 5 of 7 inside to show he can finish when it matters in the big games.

Paul Williams (One Health Sharks Sheffield)


While team-mate Ryan Patton was leading the way in the backcourt for One Health Sharks Sheffield in Glasgow, Williams was sorting out the rescue mission in the frontcourt with a majestic 20 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks and a steal. What those numbers don’t explain is just how hot to handle Williams was inside as he got the Rocks into serious foul trouble giving a platform to push on for the victory. Another classy performance by Williams during his first year in British Basketball.

BBL Team Of The Week

Reggie Jackson (Newcastle Eagles)
Ryan Patton (One Health Sharks Sheffield)
Drew Lasker (Newcastle Eagles)
Matt Schneck (Cheshire Jets)
Paul Williams (One Health Sharks Sheffield)

Off The Bench
Nate Reinking (Mersey Tigers), Quemont Greer (Cheshire Jets), Jeremy Bell (Cheshire Jets), JR Blount (Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders), James Whyte (Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders), Chez Marks (Marjon UCP Plymouth Raiders)