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BBL Standings
 1. Leicester R. 29-4 
 2. Newcastle E. 28-5 
 3. Sheffield S. 20-13 
 4. Worcester W. 19-14 
 5. Glasgow Rocks 19-14 
 6. London Lions 16-17 
 7. Cheshire P. 16-17 
 8. Leeds Force 14-19 
 9. Plymouth R. 13-20 
 10. Bristol AF 9-24 
 11. Manchester G. 8-25 
 12. Surrey S. 7-26 

Eagles retain BBL Cup after classy comeback (Photo:
Points Per Game
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Williams, Guasave22.3 
 2. Rochford, Cheshire.19.8 
 3. Corletto, Plymouth.19.4 
 4. Brooks, Sheffiel.18.3 
 5. Dixon, Plymouth R.18.3 
 6. Klassen, Leeds F.17.7 
 7. McFarland, Brist.17.6 
 8. Blackwell, Worcest.17.3 
 9. Ellis, Cheshire P.17.1 
 10. Robinson, Sheffie.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Robinson, Sheffiel.10.7 
 2. Watt, London Lions10.4 
 3. Edozie, Bristol AF10.3 
 4. Rochford, Cheshire.10.1 
 5. Dixon, Plymouth R.9.8 
 6. Blackwell, Worcest.8.5 
 7. Achara, Glasgow8.4 
 8. Marsden, Leeds F.8.3 
 9. Williams, Surrey S.8.2 
 10. Larkai, Manchest.8.1 
Assists Per Game
  Leeds F.
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Klassen, Leeds F.8.1 
 2. Wilcher, Townsvil.6.6 
 3. Fletcher, Newcastl.5.6 
 4. Brooks, Sheffiel.4.9 
 5. McFarland, Brist.4.8 
 6. Jones, Manchest.4.8 
 7. Watson, Leiceste.4.6 
 8. Cook, Sheffield S.3.9 
 9. Corletto, Plymouth.3.9 
 10. Gillis, Glasgow R.3.9 
Steals Per Game
  Leeds F.
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Klassen, Leeds F.2.3 
 2. Huffor, Cheshire P.2.1 
 3. Ross-Miller, Surre.2.0 
 4. Hogg, Sheffield S.1.6 
 5. Waller, Leeds F.1.6 
 6. Watson, Leiceste.1.6 
 7. Brooks, Sheffiel.1.6 
 8. Smith, Newcastl.1.6 
 9. Lewis, London L.1.5 
 10. Fletcher, Newcast.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
  Plymouth R.
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Dixon, Plymouth R.1.9 
 2. Wright, Leiceste.1.9 
 3. Achara, Glasgow1.8 
 4. Rochford, Cheshire.1.1 
 5. Edozie, Bristol AF1.1 
 6. Fullah, Surrey S.1.0 
 7. Webster, Manchest.1.0 
 8. Sturt, Plymouth R.1.0 
 9. Lee, Mt Gambier0.9 
 10. Martin, Newcastl.0.9 
Season 2015-2016
All Games
List of Players
List of Imports

Riders finally claim the BBL Trophy title after holding off Eagles fightback (Photo: Facebook)

Sheffield One Health Sharks wins BBL playoffs 2016 (Photo: BBL)

Sheffield One Health Sharks 2015-16
Atiba Lyons Atiba Lyons Lyons
John Barber
T.J. Robinson
Brandon Hogg
Kyle Odister
Jerrold Brooks
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
21  Barber John 200 (6'7'') F 85 USA
25  Robinson T.J. 203 (6'8'') F 89 USA
8  Hogg Brandon 190 (6'3'') G 89 USA
35  Odister Kyle 183 (6'0'') PG 91 USA
7  Brooks Jerrold 183 (6'0'') PG 91 USA
20  Horstmann Patrick 201 (6'7'') F 87 Germany
15  Tuck Mike 201 (6'7'') F 83 Canada United Kingdom
23  Sing Colin 195 (6'5'') SG 89 United Kingdom
4  Brownell George 186 (6'1'') PG 93 United Kingdom
31  Toluwase Samuel 194 (6'5'') G 0 Nigeria United Kingdom
10  Backovic Marko 193 (6'4'') PF 97 United Kingdom
5  Brownell Eddy 188 (6'2'') G 96 United Kingdom
Head Coach: Atiba Lyons
Coach Assistant: Andrew Langford All-British BBL Awards 2016 - May 17, 2016 All-British BBL 1st Team 2016
Rahmon Fletcher
Neil Watson
Jerrold Brooks
Andrew Sullivan
Kieron Achara

Playoffs MVP: Mike Tuck (201-F-83) of Sheffield S.
Player of the Year: Rahmon Fletcher (177-PG-88) of Newcastle E.
Guard of the Year: Rahmon Fletcher (177-PG-88) of Newcastle E.
Forward of the Year: Andrew Sullivan (203-F-80) of Leicester R.
Center of the Year: Kieron Achara (208-F/C-83) of Glasgow Rocks
Bosman Player of the Year: Kieron Achara (208-F/C-83) of Glasgow Rocks
Import Player of the Year: Rahmon Fletcher (177-PG-88) of Newcastle E.
Domestic Player of the Year: Andrew Sullivan (203-F-80) of Leicester R.
Coach of the Year: Rob Paternostro of Leicester R.

1st Team
PG: Rahmon Fletcher (177-PG-88) of Newcastle E.
PG: Neil Watson (180-PG-91) of Leicester R.
PG: Jerrold Brooks (183-PG-91) of Sheffield S.
F: Andrew Sullivan (203-F-80) of Leicester R.
F/C: Kieron Achara (208-F/C-83) of Glasgow Rocks

2nd Team
G: Akeem Ellis (198-G-90) of Cheshire P.
G: Marek Klassen (185-G-92) of Leeds Force
F: Tejay Robinson (203-F-89) of Sheffield S.
F: Trayvonn Wright (201-F-91) of Leicester R.
F: Charles Smith (198-F-75) of Newcastle E.

Honorable Mention
Scott Martin (203-G-88) of Newcastle E.
Tyler Bernardini (198-G-88) of Leicester R.
Mike Tuck (201-F-83) of Sheffield S.
William Hall (201-SF-91) of Glasgow Rocks
Perris Blackwell (206-F) of Worcester W.
Pavol Losonsky (203-F-88) of Worcester W.
Demond Watt (200-F-89) of London Lions
Kinu Rochford (198-F-90) of Cheshire P.
Daniel Huffor (193-PF-87) of Cheshire P.
Warren Gillis (190-G-92) of Glasgow Rocks
Rob Marsden (200-PF-88) of Leeds Force
Daryl Corletto (193-G-81) of Plymouth R.
Cardell McFarland (182-G-87) of Bristol AF
Callum Jones (193-G-85) of Manchester G.

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Conner Washington (184-PG-92) of Leicester R.
G: Nick Lewis (190-G-93) of London Lions
F: Andrew Sullivan (203-F-80) of Leicester R.
F: Mike Tuck (201-F-83) of Sheffield S.
F/C: Kieron Achara (208-F/C-83) of Glasgow Rocks

All-Imports Team
PG: Neil Watson (180-PG-91) of Leicester R.
PG: Rahmon Fletcher (177-PG-88) of Newcastle E.
PG: Jerrold Brooks (183-PG-91) of Sheffield S.
F: Tejay Robinson (203-F-89) of Sheffield S.
F: Trayvonn Wright (201-F-91) of Leicester R.

All-Bosmans Team
G: Tyler Bernardini (198-G-88) of Leicester R.
G/F: Ingus Bankevics (195-G/F-85) of Manchester G.
F: Mathias Seilund (201-F-90) of Bristol AF
F: Pavol Losonsky (203-F-88) of Worcester W.
F/C: Kieron Achara (208-F/C-83) of Glasgow Rocks

All-Defensive Team
PG: Conner Washington (184-PG-92) of Leicester R.
F: Andrew Sullivan (203-F-80) of Leicester R.
F: Trayvonn Wright (201-F-91) of Leicester R.
F: Jamell Anderson (200-F-90) of Leicester R.
F/C: Kieron Achara (208-F/C-83) of Glasgow Rocks

Sharks win play-offs - May 8, 2016

Sheffield Sharks upset the odds to win the BBL Championship play-offs with an 84-77 victory against Leicester Riders in front of over 15,000 at the O2, on Sunday.
The underdogs produced an excellent fourth period to win the game, with Mike Tuck leading the way with 15 points as Atiba Lyons ended the season with a win.
Riders started an even first period well with a Trevon Wright dunk opening the scoring, but Mike Tuck's jumper gave Sharks their first lead of the game at 8-7 and Barndon Hogg made it a six point Sheffield advantage.
An intentional foul call of Samual Toluwase allowed Drew Sullivan to score a pair to spark a strong end of the first period for the Riders, and they went into the first break with a 22-18 lead.
Tyler Bernardini hit a trey to make it a seven point lead with the first score of the second half before Connor Washington caught fire with three treys for the Riders in the second period.
Sharks managed to match Washington from the three point stripe as Kyle Oosister hit a pair from the Land of Plenty and John Barner also scored from downtown to tie the game at 39.
Oosister hit a pair from the charity strip to up Sharks up by two heading into the last minute of the half and although Washington tied the game it was Neil Watson who hit a trey to give Sharks a one point half-time lead.
Wright and Tuck exchanged baskets to open the second half and Brooks tied the game with a trey, and that set the tone for the third as the teams exchanged buckets for the quarter.
A Wright stuff put hit side up by two going into the final 150 seconds of the quarter and that sparked a strong end to the period as a pair of Wright free-throws sent the league champions into the into the final break with a 66-59 lead.
Tuck cut that lead with the first score the of last stanza before Barber hit a transition trey to force a time-out from Rob Paternsotro.
A massive three rom Bernardini put Riders back up but Brooks put his side up by a point heading into the final three minutes with a floater and before draining a trey to make to 73-71 with on the clock to spark another timeout.
Both side cam up short on successive possessions but Brooks hit a long two with 1:40 on the clock to put his side up by four and Wahington missed on a drive to the basket.
On the break from Washtington's miss Sharks drove to the basket and Robinson hit a floater to put his side 78-71 ahead with a 61 clicks left and force another Riders timeout.
Riders misse on their following offence and were forced to foul Ooister who his both free-throws and although Watson split a pair at the line, the Sharks held on for victory and took the final piece of the 2016 silverware.

Eagles retain BBL Cup after classy comeback - Jan 17, 2016

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle pulled off a remarkable comeback from 14 points down in the third to defeat Leicester Riders 94-82, and retain their BBL Cup title.

Riders looked in the ascendancy when they established a 68-54 lead in the third, but the Eagles rallied to set up a tense finish before powering to victory with a clinical 13-2 close.

Rahmon Fletcher was instrumental for his side, and picked up the MVP award for the second year in a row with 18 points along with four assists.

Defences were expected to be key leading into the anticipated showdown, but both teams found ways to execute on the offensive end in a high scoring opening period with Riders finding most of their success inside to build an early advantage.

Joe Chapman had closed the gap with seven of his 17 points in quick succession, before Charles Smith scored four of the opening six points in the second to fire Newcastle in front.

TrayVonn Wright began to display his athleticism with four dunks on his way to nine points in the quarter, while Conner Washington provided his usual spark from the bench with five points to help Leicester into a double-digit lead at 50-39 before the half.

Eagles had gone 2-of-14 from 3-point range in the first half, and although they shot better from beyond the arc in the third, the Riders matched their opponents and appeared to be pulling away as they opened up a 14-point cushion

However, back came the defending champions and all of a sudden it was a two-point game on the back of a 12-0 run. The comeback was complete in the early stages of the fourth as the Eagles moved ahead with Drew Lasker scoring four points in a 7-0 burst.

Leicester kept it close and were down one with more than three minutes still remaining, but the Eagles showed their mark as champions with a title-winning win.

Newcastle had six different players in double figures as they achieved a fifth consecutive piece of silverware in the BBL, and continued their winning streak this season.

Riders finally claim the BBL Trophy title after holding off Eagles fightback - Feb 27, 2016

It was fifth time lucky for Leicester Riders as they finally got their hands on BBL Trophy silverware with an 85-77 victory against Esh Group Eagles Newcastle, at the Emirates Arena. Riders led by as many as 17 points in the third quarter, and just like they did to win the BBL Cup Final, the Eagles battled back, however this time there would be a different ending. GB captain Andrew Sullivan (203-F-80, college: Villanova, agency: Interperformances) was hugely influential for the Riders, finishing with a game-high 22 points including some crucial baskets in the fourth to earn the MVP award. Tyler Bernardini (198-G-88, college: Pennsylvania) netted nine first quarter points, helping Leicester into a 16-5 lead midway through the opening period, before the Eagles responded with a 10-0 run. The game was tied at 26 early in the second before nine unanswered points saw the Riders regain control, and Conner Washington's basket before the buzzer helped his side go into the half-time break with a 12-point cushion. Wright increased the gap to 17 points with a three to make it 49-32, but the Eagles began to find their range from downtown to mount another resilient fightback. Late in the third, Rahmon Fletcher (177-PG-88, college: Green Bay) connected with two big triples to cut the lead to six, and the momentum remained with the defending champions as they started the final quarter with an 8-2 run. On three occasions, the lead was cut to a single point, but the Riders held firm and extended their advantage to six points, only for Scott Martin (203-G-88, college: Notre Dame, agency: Interperformances) and Joe Chapman (193-G-84, college: Marquette, agency: I.D.S. Law) to connect with back-to-back triples to tie the game at 72. However, Andrew Sullivan replied yet again with another three of his own to put his side back ahead - and this time for good - sparking an 8-0 run as Riders kept their opponents scoreless in a vital spell before closing out the game from the foul line. Fletcher led the Eagles with 18 points, but their quest for a second consecutive clean sweep was ended in Glasgow.
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