The BBL Team Of The Week is made up of three players from Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders in the wake of their sensational team performance against Prestige Homes MK Lions which helped them book a BBL Cup quarter-final spot.
Meanwhile there is only one debutante this week with four of our players all making a second appearance of the season and an addiitonal sense of déjà vu is assured with three of the players all having made the line-up during Week 1.
Cameron Rundles (Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders)
The guard gets back into the team again having previously been included in the wake of an excellent BBL debut performance. His latest spot is courtesy of a fantastic and vibrant display in the BBL Cup success against the Lions. Rundles showed why he is a combo, do-it-all backcourt player after securing 23 points thanks mainly to some efficient 8 of 10 shooting inside and a couple of triples outside to add to a creditable 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 steals.
EJ Harrison (Glasgow Rocks)
Glasgow Rocks had a great time during October and instrumental to that impressive record has been experienced guard EJ Harrison. His veteran ‘know-how’ has been important in the Rocks recovering from a disappointing start to the season when they crashed and burned in Newcastle. Harrison gets into the starting five after his all-action line of 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists against Edinburgh Kings in the BBL Cup which assured his team of a place in the quarter-finals.
Andrew Sullivan (Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders)
Since arriving in Leicester a few weeks ago, Drew Sullivan has stamped his class all over the handful of games he has played and as evidence of this, he finds himself in theline-up for the second time in three weeks. The versatile forward continues to show his strong inside-outside game to go with his terrific defensive skills which remain some of the best around. Against Lions, Sullivan powered his way to a superb 20 rebounds, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 blocks as he continues to have a major impact at his new club.
Ayron Hardy (Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders)
Having made theline-up way back on the opening weekend of the season, Hardy has more than one reason to celebrate this time. This is because not only can he reflect on another excellent night of work after claiming a double-double of 20 points, 11 rebounds in addition to 3 steals in the BBL Cup success over Lions. He can also revel in the fact that for the next few weeks, he will be the reigning Molten BBL Player Of The Month after claiming the award for his efforts during October. It’s proving to be quite a time for the Jacksonville University graduate who has only just dipped his toes into the waters of being a pro-player.
Andrew Thomson (Newcastle Eagles)
For those watching Thomson play in a crucial second win for the Eagles in a week against title rivals One Health Sharks Sheffield, the universal consensus was that he seemed to get his monstrous double-double without even catching the eye in quite the way you might expect. That in itself is great news for both the player and Eagles fans with Thomson almost effortlessly landing 25 points and 16 rebounds with his all round performance valuation reaching a superb 36. Much of his success was down to the great fundamentals on which he thrives. He made 5 of 6 in the paint and was a rock solid 9 of 10 from the free-throw line to go with his hard work on the glass.
Off The Bench – Nuno Pedroso (Prestige Homes MK Lions), Daniel Northern (Prestige Homes MK Lions), Mychal Green (Glasgow Rocks), Richie Gordon (Worcester Wolves), Tayo Ogedegebe (Guildford Heat), Fred Hinnenkamp (Durham Wildcats)