Frontcourt players dominated last week with a staggering 19 of the top 20 spots, so we have our tallest ever line-up.
Travis Holmes (Surrey Heat)
The scintillating Travis Holmes was so good, he produced not only the best performance in the BBL, but actually, the best two of the week. He had 26 points, eight assists and three steals against Durham Wildcats, but was then even better against Cheshire Phoenix – even though he actually drew a blank from three-point range. Holmes was unstoppable inside, making a quite breathtaking 14 of 17 from the field, en-route to a majestic 30 point haul. He also showed his full repertoire of skills with nine assists, four steals and two blocks. His excellent form is also highlighted by the fact this was his third appearance in just four weeks.
Matt Schneck (Marjon Plymouth Raiders)
During a mixed week of action for the Raiders, Schneck did at least ensure Raiders avoided a potential banana skin against Mersey Tigers. The forward completed a double-double by scoring 24 points and snapping up a terrific 14 rebounds, to propel his team to the victory. He also managed to hand out three assists, but also did the dirty work defensively, by claiming three steals and a block to secure his place in the BBL Team of the Week for the third time this season.
Demetrius Jemison (One Health Sharks Sheffield)
A super double-double from the Sharks’ forward was the main reason his team was able to claim a valuable success against Marjon Plymouth Raiders. Jemison racked up 21 points and foraged for what turned out to be an impressive 14 rebounds, in an MVP performance. He was 10 of 13 inside the three-point line and also managed to muster three assists, two blocks and a steal in an all action effort. This is the second time Jemison has featured in our starting five as Sharks continue to consolidate their place in the standings.
Charles Smith (Newcastle Eagles)
It’s been a painful time of late for Newcastle Eagles, but Smith helped them to arrest their abject losing streak at Sport Central by amassing a double-double in a tight north-east derby game. The veteran poured in 27 points and plucked ten rebounds out of the air to help the Eagles take victory, also managing to dish up five steals and grab two steals. His effort handed him his fourth BBL Team of the Week slot of the campaign
David Watts (Manchester Giants)
The British forward claims his fourth spot in our line-up this season, having torched his former club Worcester Wolves, with a mesmerising shooting night and especially from long-range. He converted a marvellous six triples from just seven attempts and was also too hot to handle inside, making four of five, on his way to a game-winning 29 points. He also finished off a sterling nights’ work with seven rebounds and two steals to keep Giants’ play-off hopes alive for a little longer.
Off The Bench – Nathan Schall (Mersey Tigers), Andrew Keister (Durham Wildcats), Darius Defoe (Newcastle Eagles), Sam Cricelli (Surrey Heat), Jamell Andeson (Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders), Frank Holmes (Surrey Heat).