BBL Team of the Week – Week 21

We welcome a Great Britain star this week who grabs his debut appearance in our starting five.

Mike DiNunno (Cheshire Phoenix)
The Phoenix guard found his shooting touch in the match-up against Plymouth University Raiders at the Pavilions. DiNunno returned from Devon with a scorching 27 points to his name after sinking five long-range scores in a fantastic performance. It booked him a fourth appearance of the season as he also showed his passing skills by dishing up five assists, as well as returning two rebounds and two steals.


Ben Mockford (Plymouth University Raiders)
The Great Britain guard takes a welcome first bow in our line-up after showing his class for Raiders with a massive 31 points in a nice road win at the Emirates Arena against Glasgow Rocks. Mockford certainly had the hot-hand from downtown and converted six triples to tear down his opponents. He also did some priceless work on the glass to garner six rebounds and handed out four assists, to help him seal his debut slot.

Lovell Cook (London Lions)
A week after making his season debut in our fabulous five, Cook is back again after leading the Lions into the Semi Finals of the BBL Trophy with another terrific contribution against Sheffield Sharks. After lighting it up on the road against the Yorkshire club in his previous game, he did the business at the Copper Box Arena this time around, with 22 points and three assists. He also came within just one rebound of securing a fine double-double.


Rashad Hassan (Leicester Riders)
The Riders’ forward has been on fire in 2015 and continued his excellent form with a power-packed effort to help his team bounce back from a loss against the Eagles to take victory against Surrey. Hassan poured in 28 points and did so at an eye-catching 63% from the floor as he proved to be his usual handful in and around the basket. He also came up with four rebounds and three assists in a fine body of work as he grabbed a fourth appearance of the campaign.

Demond Watt (Cheshire Phoenix)
Our season leader delivers back-to-back appearances and takes his tally to nine starting five berths for the season after yet another towering display inside the paint. Watt racked up 33 points against Plymouth University Raiders and once again absolutely killed it from the field by shooting a spectacular 77%. He also completed a double-double with 11 rebounds , while also adding three assists and a steal.

Off the bench – Tayo Ogedengbe (Glasgow Rocks), Bryquis Perine (Bristol Flyers), Robert Thurman (Worcester Wolves), Stuart Thomson (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle), Makal Stibbins (London Lions) Josh Wilcher (Plymouth University Raiders), Ant Downing (Surrey United).