All-Star 5: Week 14 – British Basketball League
After an thrilling vacation season with 9 video games within the BBL Championship, the All-Star 5 is paced by a pair of guards who have been instrumental in scoring essential wins for the underside two groups, alongside a duo from Cheshire Phoenix who ended 2022 with a giant victory within the North West derby.
Javion Hamlet – Newcastle Eagles
American guard Javion Hamlet is the BBL’s main scorer, and he makes his second look within the All-Star 5 after Eagles scored a house win over northernmost rivals Caledonia Gladiators for back-to-back victories within the BBL Championship. Hamlet poured in 34 factors and was unstoppable as he bought to the free-throw line 15 occasions and made all of them, including six assists and three rebounds within the recreation. Eagles trailed for a lot of the manner till a 13-4 run to finish the third through which Hamlet handed out three assists, earlier than he scored six factors within the final seven minutes, all from the free-throw line.
Padiet Wang – Surrey Scorchers
South Sudan worldwide guard Padiet Wang makes
his second exhibiting within the weekly group after Surrey beat Bristol Flyers of their
customary New Yr’s Day recreation for a primary win in 9 and a primary residence win of
the marketing campaign. Wang confirmed his athleticism and did a little bit of every thing as he
completed with 21 factors on 7-9 (77%) inside taking pictures and 7-8 (87%) on the
free-throw line, with 9 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two
blocks. The groups have been hardly separated by greater than two pictures all through,
till Surrey put collectively a 10-3 fourth quarter burst as Wang had six factors,
three rebounds and two assists down the stretch.
Larry Austin Jr. – Cheshire Phoenix
Additionally making his second look of the season,
Cheshire’s American guard Larry Austin Jr. confirmed he has ice in his veins as
the Nix needed to maintain on to seal a primary North West derby win in seven over the
Manchester Giants in entrance of a raucous sell-out crowd. Serving to his group
by way of a century, Austin completed on 20 factors whereas taking pictures 6-9 (66%) from
the sector and 7-9 (77%) from the road, with 5 assists, 5 rebounds and two
steals. That included 5-6 free-throws contained in the final 20 seconds as Giants
tried to shoot their option to an unbelievable comeback, with Cheshire’s captain
settling the nerves in one of many tensest finishes we have now seen all season.
Will Neighbour – Cheshire Phoenix
Main all scorers within the North West derby,
British ahead Will Neighbour makes his first All-Star 5 look of the marketing campaign
after his first half efficiency seemed to have settled the tie early on.
Neighbour completed with 21 factors on 9-13 (69%) taking pictures together with an ideal
6-6 inside as he confirmed his full repertoire of hooks and fadeaways, including six
rebounds and two steals. He scored 19 in a sensational first half that noticed
Phoenix pour in 62 factors and set up a giant lead, together with 10 factors for
Neighbour in a minute and a half to place the hosts up 20 at one stage.
Kosta Koufos – London Lions
Former NBA veteran Kosta Koufos has began to
make his mark as one of many highest profile signings in BBL historical past, as he
makes his second All-Star 5 exhibiting in a row and third total as Lions beat
Plymouth Metropolis Patriots for a seventh straight win. In simply 19 minutes he posted
a double-double of 16 factors and 10 rebounds, together with two blocks, together with
six factors and 4 boards within the opening 5 minutes as Lions raced right into a
double-digit lead on the Copper Field Area and by no means seemed again.
Off the bench: Tajh Inexperienced (Manchester Giants), Jeremiah Bailey (Caledonia Gladiators), Antonio Williams (Plymouth Metropolis Patriots), Darius Defoe (Newcastle Eagles), Dirk Williams (Manchester Giants), Boban Jacdonmi (Surrey Scorchers), Sa’eed Nelson (B. Braun Sheffield Sharks).