The very first BBL Team Of The Week for the 2012-13 season sees three familiar faces and two league rookies make the starting five.
Chavis Holmes (Surrey Heat)
BBL debutante Chavis Holmes certainly made an instant impression during his first taste of British Basketball League action. He helped his team destroy Mersey Tigers in brutal fashion. The playmaker showed Heat fans what they can expect this season with an excellent first night performance. He just missed out on a double-double after scoring 15 points and dishing up nine assists to torture the under-cooked Tigers. He also showed he is willing to do the dirty work too, pulling down six rebounds to complete a terrific performance.
Shooter James Jones (193-G/F-83, college: Whitworth) may have moved club but he is no stranger to our BBL Team Of The Week having landed a place when at both Mersey Tigers and UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders. Now, it has taken him only 40 minutes to accomplish the same feat with his new team, Manchester Giants, after a match winning role in the thrilling one-point home victory against London Lions. James was in typically deadly form from long-range, sinking five triples on his way to a mammoth 29 points. He was also excellent finishing inside the three-point line, going six of seven from two-point range while adding four rebounds, three assists and three steals to his line.
The all-action, energetic and bustling play of Samuel Cricelli was very much in evidence at Surrey Sports Park as he made his debut for Heat, announcing his arrival with a typically buoyant display against a toothless Tigers team who just couldnt keep pace with their opponent. One of the reasons for this was the instant form of the forward who landed a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds whilst also claiming four assists and three steals to help his team cruise to a landslide success.
It was a mixed weekend for the Rocks who crashed on opening night at Sport Central against the Eagles but then returned to the north-east 48 hours later to experience victory against Durham Wildcats at Newton Aycliffe. Pivotal to that first win of the new season was Gareth Murray (201-F-84, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Kalamazoo Valley CC) who showed his impressive inside-outside skills. He finished with 20 points after going an impressive four of six from downtown where he had the hot hand but also converted three of five inside which made him a tricky customer for the Wildcats' defence. The Scots forward also wrapped up a double-double by harvesting 11 rebounds in an excellent display.
Saving the best until last, centre John Fraley (203-C-89, college: Austin Peay St.) marked his first outing in British Basketball with the best performance of the opening weekend. Racking up a valuation score of 31 by torturing One Health Sharks Sheffield under the hoop, Fraley finished with a superb 10 of 13 inside on his way to 23 points, and was just as productive on the glass. He cleaned up with seven offensive rebounds giving him eleven in total. This secured a double-double, handed Riders their opening win of the season and also excited the clubs fans who can seemingly look forward to great things from their new big man this year.
Off The Bench Frank Holmes (Surrey Heat), Duane James (London Lions), Alex Owumi (Worcester Wolves), David Watts (Manchester Giants), Mike Baldarelli (Durham Wildcats), Joe Chapman (Newcastle Eagles)
Townsville Heat adds Anderson to their roster, ex Cheshire P. - 1 day ago
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Townsville Heat (QBL) added to their roster 27-year old British forward Jamell Anderson (200-90). He just played at Cheshire Phoenix in British BBL league. In 33 games he recorded 10.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.9spg this season. The last season Anderson played at Leicester Riders (also in BBL) where in 34 games he averaged 6.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. A very spectacular season in his career... [read more]
Townsville Heat (QBL) added to their roster 27-year old British forward Jamell Anderson (200-90). He just played at Cheshire Phoenix in British BBL league. In 33 games he recorded 10.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.9spg this season. The last season Anderson played at Leicester Riders (also in BBL) where in 34 games he averaged 6.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com British BBL All-Defensive Team. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Anderson's team won British BBL Cup for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). He represented United Kingdom at the 3x3 World Championships in Greece five years ago. Anderson has played also professionally for other British teams like Nottingham Tribe and Essex Pirates.
It's our penultimate line-up of 2016-17 and while a trio took their last opportunity to shine as their respective seasons came to an end, two of our starters will be hoping to re-appear as they head into the Play-Offs! Mike DiNunno (Cheshire Phoenix) As the curtain fell on an eventful season at Phoenix, the playmaker signed off his participation in spectacular style with a typically influential contribution. Di Nunno lit it up at Cheshire Oaks Arena against Leeds Force by harvesting a ma... [read more]
It's our penultimate line-up of 2016-17 and while a trio took their last opportunity to shine as their respective seasons came to an end, two of our starters will be hoping to re-appear as they head into the Play-Offs!
Mike DiNunno (Cheshire Phoenix) As the curtain fell on an eventful season at Phoenix, the playmaker signed off his participation in spectacular style with a typically influential contribution. Di Nunno lit it up at Cheshire Oaks Arena against Leeds Force by harvesting a massive 36 points in just 22 minutes, after sinking a sizzling eight scores from beyond the three-point line. He also had three rebounds, three assists and not a single turnover during his time on court.
Callum Jones (193-G-85, college: Pace) (Manchester Giants) They may have finished propping up the table, but there was at least a smile of sorts heading into the summer for Giants as they ended their participation with an exciting home win against Plymouth Raiders. That was largely down to a magnificent effort from Jones, as he led his team to victory with a quite brilliant line. The guard finished with a majestic double-double of 26 points and 16 rebounds, while adding seven assists for good measure.
Earl Brown (Cheshire Phoenix) Finishing the season with a flourish and arguably the most consistent performer throughout a campaign of changes for Phoenix, Brown was in scintillating form against Leeds. While his team-mate DiNunno excelled in the backcourt, the forward scythed down Force by registering a huge double-double. He did the business in the paint with an astonishing 84% from the field for 28 points and also added 14 boards and five steals.
Leslee Smith (Bristol Flyers) Despite their worrying start to the season, Flyers find themselves in the Play-Offs after a weekend win double which catapulted them into seventh place. It was imperative Flyers got off to a positive start in their double-header and Smith brought the noise in a big way against Manchester. He was sensational and very much the difference-maker in a hard-fought victory against Giants with a monumental 19-point and 21-rebound double-double to delight the locals.
Tony Wroblicky (DBL Sharks Sheffield) The Sharks are now looking to defend the BBL Play-Off title they famously won at The 02 in London last May and if they manage to do it, you can expect Wroblicky to have a big hand in it. He was on fire for Sharks as they ended Worcester's record winning streak by beating them on the road and in front of the BBC Sport cameras. He weighed in with an outstanding double-double of 25 points and 13 rebounds, also not spilling the ball once in 30 minutes on the hardwood.
Off the Bench - Rashad Hassan (London Lions), Kieron Achara (Glasgow Rocks), Jermaine Sanders (Leeds Force), Rahmon Fletcher (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle), Hameed Ali (Bristol Flyers), Chaz Rollins (Surrey Scorchers), Rob Marsden (Leeds Force).
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