|There are three season debutantes in our five this week and two more familiar faces.
Rahmon Fletcher (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
It’s back-to-back appearances in our line-up for the Eagles’ playmaker after he came up with another masterful display to carry the unbeaten north-east club to a road win at Plymouth University Raiders. Fletcher finished with 19 points from an 8 of 14 shooting effort and was just one assist away from a terrific double-double. He also hauled down six rebounds and grabbed a steal to ensure the Eagles’ long trip back to Tyneside felt a little shorter.
D’Andre Bullard (Leeds Force)
It was a BBL debut to remember for Bullard as the guard carried his new club to consecutive victories as they sneaked past Surrey Scorchers. While his team-mate Rob Marsden did the business inside, the American took care of matters in the backcourt as he opened his account on UK soil with a highly productive and all-action double-double. He scored 17 points and also handed out five assists, but it was his tireless work on the glass which illuminated proceedings as he harvested 13 boards.
Charles Smith (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
The experienced forward is the second Eagles’ player to find himself in our All Star Five for a second time this season and he did it in style with the best performance of the entire weekend. Smith dazzled fans at the Pavilions as he orchestrated a road victory with a massive 33 point display. However it wasn’t just his usual inside-outside offensive firepower which resulted in him attaining the same number for his performance valuation, he also had a fabulous six assists, five steals and five rebounds.
Perris Blackwell (Worcester Wolves)
The powerhouse forward grabs his first ever spot in our starting five after standing out in what was a real team performance by Wolves on the road in Manchester. Blackwell finished his night with a nice double-double contribution of 20 points and 11 rebounds, showing why he could be a real handful for opponents as the 2015-16 season unfolds. He also had two assists and a steal.
Will Hall (Glasgow Rocks)
The British forward has enjoyed his start to life with the Rocks and is playing some great basketball at the moment, helping his team to take an exciting win at the Cheshire Oaks Arena. Hall was a handful under the hoop, scoring 12 of 18 to eventually corral 25 points and falling just one rebound shy of a big double-double as he fouled out of the contest. He also dished up three assists.
Off the bench – Daryl Corletto (Plymouth University Raiders), DJ Felder (Surrey Scorchers), Cardell McFarland (Bristol Flyers), Akeem Ellis (Cheshire Phoenix), Jamell Anderson (Leicester Riders), Ingus Bankevics (Manchester Giants), Andrew Thomson (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle).