BBL Team of the Week – Week 30

It’s our penultimate starting five of the 2014-15 campaign and last of the regular season.

Bryquis Perine (Bristol Flyers)
The guard may have arrived in the West Country in the middle of the capaign, but he has played one of the major hands in catapulting Flyers to history as they captured their first BBL Play-Off spot in their maiden top flight season. Perine was on fire against Leeds Force as Flyers snapped up eighth spot behind his blistering 29-point shooting performance, which witnessed him make 11 of 14 from the floor, as well as dishing up a couple of assists and grabbing a steal.

Danny Huffor (Glasgow Rocks)
Also racking up a dazzling 29 points at the weekend, Huffor was the standout player along with team-mate Tayo Ogedengbe against Plymouth University Raiders as the Rocks clinched fifth spot. It was a great shooting night as the versatile star made six of seven inside the three-point line and dropped a fantastic five scores from beyond it. He also missed out on a double-double by just one rebound, while also contributing two assists and a steal.

Taylor King (Cheshire Phoenix)
The forward posted the best display of the week after helping Phoenix to torch the Eagles with an all-action performance. Taylor finished with a stellar double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds after making 64% of his attempts inside the paint, in addition to sinking a couple of downtown scores. Although that was only the headline as he also showed his all-round skill set by handing out six assists and snatching two steals.

David Aliu (Cheshire Phoenix)
Following his Phoenix colleague, the British forward came up with the second best performance of the week in the same game, combining with Taylor to help Phoenix soar past the Eagles. Aliu was even more devastating and clinical from the floor after making a brilliant eight of ten at the hoop and outstanding four of five from long-range. He also harvested four rebounds, two assists and a steal on a fine night of work.

Andrew Thomson (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
Just when the injury-hit Eagles needed someone to come up with a big performance to help them seal the successful defence of their BBL Championship crown, up stepped Thomson with a pivotal effort against Manchester Giants. The forward heads into the Play-Offs as the Eagles’ form player after scoring 22 points and only just failing to ink a double-double after hauling down nine boards to go with four assists and two steals, on a memorable evening at Sport Central.

Off the bench – Rashad Hassan (Leicester Riders), Tayo Ogedengbe (Glasgow Rocks), Robert Thurman (Worcester Wolves), Conner Washington (Leicester Riders), Mike Cook (Sheffield Sharks), Stuart Thomson (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle), Callum Jones (Manchester Giants).