|A familiar face becomes the first player to seal three appearances this season after recording a majestic triple double.
Jerrold Brooks (Sheffield Sharks)
It’s a debut slot for the Sharks’ number seven, after the guard helped his team into the BBL Cup Quarter-Finals with a victory against Manchester Giants. Brooks brought some noise from downtown with three big triples, as he amassed 17 points to lead the hosts to their first win of the campaign. He also racked up a terrific eight assists and harvested three rebounds and three steals.
Warren Gillis (Glasgow Rocks)
The Rocks are also into the last eight of the BBL Cup after they breezed past Leeds Force and it was Gillis who was central to the victory with a nice effort in the backcourt. The BBL rookie also gets his first starting five slot of the season having scored 18 points, as well as handing out a super six assists and grabbing two rebounds to delight the locals at the Emirates Arena.
Charles Smith (Esh Group Newcastle Eagles)
The reigning Molten BBL MVP retains his starting five place after yet another typically swashbuckling effort. Smith becomes the first player to cement three appearances this season after taking the defending champions to a BBL Championship win against Cheshire Phoenix. It was the best display of the weekend as the veteran registered a spectacular triple-double of 21 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. He also grabbed four steals for good measure to achieve a performance valuation of 36.
Tyrone Lee (Bristol Flyers)
The forward showed exactly why Flyers brought him to the WISE Arena as Lee helped his new team to continue their hold over local rivals Plymouth University Raiders in the South-West derby. He was instrumental in making sure Bristol moved safely into the Quarter-Finals of the BBL Cup. Lee accumulated a dynamite double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds, which was complimented by a brilliant four blocked shots.
Perris Blackwell (Worcester Wolves)
The Worcester Wolves’ big man lands consecutive appearances in our starting five after guiding his team to a BBL Championship success at home to Glasgow Rocks. It came off the back of what was the best shooting effort of the season as Blackwell converted an astonishing 83.3% from the floor after scoring 10 of 12 shots in the paint. He also completed a monumental double-double by hauling down a stunning 17 rebounds.
Off the bench – TrayVonn Wright (Leicester Riders), Antone Robinson (Sheffield Sharks), Javier Mugica (Worcester Wolves), Scott Martin (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle), Kinu Rochford (Cheshire Phoenix), Auryn Macmillan (Plymouth University Raiders), Kieron Achara (Glasgow Rocks)