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BBL Standings
 1. Leicester R. 20-2 
 2. Newcastle E. 19-6 
 3. Glasgow Rocks 16-9 
 4. Sheffield S. 16-10 
 5. London Lions 13-11 
 6. Worcester W. 13-12 
 7. Plymouth R. 12-13 
 8. Surrey S. 12-15 
 9. Bristol AF 11-14 
 10. Cheshire P. 7-17 
 11. Leeds Force 7-21 
 12. Manchester G. 4-21 
Full Standings
Last:3/19/2017
NBL D1 Standings
 1. Northumbria 22-3 
 2. Reading R. 19-5 
 3. Manchester M. 18-5 
 4. Derby T. 15-9 
 5. Solent K. 15-9 
 6. Loughborough 14-10 
 7. Hemel Storm 13-13 
 8. Bradford D. 12-12 
 9. Leicester W. 10-15 
 10. London Lituanica 9-12 
 11. Lancashire S 7-16 
 12. Worthing T. 7-18 
 13. Essex L. 5-20 
 14. Westminster W. 2-20 
Full Standings
Last:3/20/2017
NBL D2 Standings
 1. Team Newcastle U. 16-2 
 2. Thames Valley C. 15-3 
 3. Kent C. 14-3 
 4. London W. 10-8 
 5. Ipswich T. 10-9 
 6. London GP 7-10 
 7. Derbyshire A. 7-11 
 8. Nottingham H. 7-11 
 9. Tees Valley M. 7-11 
 10. Doncaster DE 5-12 
 11. Liverpool 5-13 
 12. Newham N. 4-14 
Last:3/2/2017
NBL D3 Standings
North
 1. Chester 15-2 
 2. Team Birmingham 14-3 
 3. Charnwood R. 12-4 
 4. Stoke-on-Trent K. 9-5 
 5. Birmingham M. 9-8 
 6. Worcester W.2 8-7 
 7. Myerscough 8-8 
 8. Sheffield S. 2 8-10 
 9. Coventry T. 5-11 
 10. Mansfield G. 2-16 
 11. Sefton Stars 0-16 
South
 1. Middlesex LTBC 14-3 
 2. Sussex B. 11-2 
 3. Solent 10-4 
 4. Brunel 8-7 
 5. Cardiff MA 8-8 
 6. Greenwich T. 8-10 
 7. Southwark P. 7-7 
 8. Northants T. 5-10 
 9. Oxford 4-9 
 10. Thames Valley C. 2 0-15 
Last:3/2/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rahmon FLETCHER
  Newcastl.
  (177-PG-88)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Fletcher, Newcastl.20.3 
 2. Walker, Worceste.20.2 
 3. Hassan, London L.19.9 
 4. Cosby, Bristol AF18.8 
 5. Parks, Newcastl.18.5 
 6. Sanders, Leeds F.18.2 
 7. Grady, Plymouth R.17.8 
 8. Brown, Cheshire P.17.8 
 9. Dixon, Plymouth R.17.5 
 10. Watson, Glasgow .17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice WALKER
  Worceste.
  (208-F/C-91)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Walker, Worceste.9.8 
 2. Wroblicky, Sheffiel.8.4 
 3. Marsden, Leeds F.8.4 
 4. Hassan, London L.8.2 
 5. Brown, Cheshire P.8.0 
 6. Defoe, Newcastl.7.7 
 7. Achara, Glasgow .7.6 
 8. King, Leicester R.7.5 
 9. Jackman, Newcastl.7.4 
 10. Rollins, Surrey S.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Zaire TAYLOR
  London L.
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Taylor, London L.6.4 
 2. Fletcher, Newcastl.6.3 
 3. Klassen, Worceste.6.1 
 4. Clark, Leicester R.6.0 
 5. Wilcher, Cheshire P.6.0 
 6. Carter, Plymouth.5.6 
 7. Davis, Sheffield S.5.6 
 8. DiNunno, Cheshire.5.2 
 9. Ali, Bristol AF5.0 
 10. Sandoval, Leeds F.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Mike DINUNNO
  Cheshire.
  (180-PG-90)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. DiNunno, Cheshire.3.2 
 2. Taylor, London L.2.3 
 3. Bernardini, Leiceste.2.1 
 4. Carter, Plymouth.2.1 
 5. Nicholas, Plymouth R.2.1 
 6. Ali, Bristol AF2.0 
 7. Sandoval, Leeds F.2.0 
 8. Allen-Jordan, Cheshire.1.9 
 9. Neighbour, Surrey S.1.9 
 10. Jackman, Newcastl.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kieron ACHARA
  Glasgow .
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Achara, Glasgow .1.6 
 2. May-Thompson, Cheshire.1.6 
 3. Davis, Sheffield S.1.5 
 4. Webster, Manchest.1.4 
 5. Grady, Plymouth R.0.9 
 6. Martin, Newcastl.0.9 
 7. Brown, Cheshire P.0.8 
 8. McWhorter, Worceste.0.8 
 9. Dixon, Plymouth R.0.8 
 10. Smith, Bristol AF0.8 

British Basketball (Men)

Next Round Schedule

Round 27 (Regular Season)

Surrey S. 75% Mar.26 Leeds Force
Leicester R 75% Mar.26 Glasgow Rock
Manchester G Mar.26 London Lions 81%
Cheshire P. Mar.26 Worcester W 57%
Bristol AF 55% Mar.25 Surrey S.
London Lions 59% Mar.24 Cheshire P.
Plymouth R. Mar.24 Bristol AF 54%
Newcastle E 84% Mar.24 Manchester G
Worcester W 61% Mar.24 Newcastle E
Next Round Schedule

Round 26 (Regular Season)

Northumbria 69% Mar.26 Solent K.
Bradford D. 59% Mar.25 London Litua
Manchester M 69% Mar.25 Reading R.
Lancashire S 54% Mar.25 Leicester W
Hemel Storm Mar.25 Derby T. 52%
Worthing T. 72% Mar.25 Essex L.
Loughborough 91% Mar.25 Westminster
Jay Paves The Way For Riders - Oct 30, 2012


POSTED BY:
JEFF KING
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Jay
Couisnard
Leicester Riders Head Coach Rob Paternostro has a reputation in The BBL for being a top recruiter and once again he looks to have pulled a rabbit out of his hat in the shape of 6' 6" small forward Jay Couisnard (198-F-88, college: UMKC)

The graduate of Missouri-Kansas City University of the NCAA Division 1 Summit League arrived in the UK for his first taste of professional basketball this season and is finding his feet quickly in the pro-ranks. He currently averages 14 pts and 4.5 rebs a game and whilst some of his numbers have been inconsistent, he's also shown signs of true brilliance.

Witness last weekend and the part that Couisnard played in helping The Riders to the top of The BBL with a perfect 7 - 0 record. Leicester went to the home of last seasons BBL Champions Newcastle Eagles who themselves were unbeaten at that point in the season.

Riders were without another stellar Paternostro recruit in John Fraley (203-C-89, college: Austin Peay St.) and many pundits gave them little chance against the steam-rolling Eagles who are so difficult to beat at Sport Central. Leicester hadn't won in Newcastle since 1997 and without Fraley faced a daunting task.

But they stepped up superbly and none more so than Couisnard whose 27 pt, 12 rebound game earned him a starting sport in this weeks BBL Team of the Week. Couisnard was less effective 24 hours later when The Riders were pushed to over-time by the Cheshire Jets netting only 7 pts and 5 rebounds.

However, those around him, again without Fraley, stepped up and converted in the extra period to keep Paternostro's team perfect for the season and taking them to the top of BBL from where they look down on their opponents with a certain amount of confidence going forward.

EuroBasket spoke with Couisnard immediately after his superb part in Leicesters stunning 75 - 63 win at the home of The Champions and asked him about the game.

"It was very competitive. We know that they are going to be one of the best teams in the league and throughout the year they've been one of the better teams in the league so we knew we had to come out and play at more than 100%, 150% at least, and that's what we did and we came away with the victory."

And Leicester did it without John Fraley too?

"We had to adjust quickly. We lost him last weekend and Barry (Lamble) came in tonight and Pavel (Losonsky) stepped up on the rebounds. Losing the leading rebounder in the league you know we had to be a team on the rebounds. Most of the time you know you can leak out 'cos you know Fraley's on it but today we all had to go in there and get the rebounds and that's what we did."

Couisnard's own performance was impressive. Coming in to the game he was averaging just over 4 rebounds a game so to triple his average as well as doubling his points average shows what an effect he had on the game.

"I didn't even know I had that many points to tell you the truth. I mean I just came ready to play but I actually thought I shot it really bad. But at the end of the day I had a pretty good game on paper but the important thing was that we got a win and I'm cool with that."

This is Couisnard's first experience of professional basketball. How is he enjoying it at Leicester?

"It's something new but change is good. It's something really different. I've never been outside of The States before and outside is really beautiful and it's a really good place to be. The BBL is competitive; after all it's a professional basketball league."

"It's got some good players in it like Newcastle's Joe Chapman (193-G-84, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: Marquette) and there are other really good players in the league as well as some on our team. It's a really good league and I think it's on the rise too."

So, how does the BBL and professional basketball compare with College?

"It's different although there are some similar things as far as the basketball world. I mean I get paid now for playing so that's the main difference. There's still travelling and it's still tiring but practise is about the same."

How about Leicester going forward especially after such a big win?

"The next game, the next game, that's all we can think about, the next game. We've got the game against Cheshire tomorrow (Riders won 79 75 in overtime) and we're coming out to play the same way we did today. If we do that we should get another win and keep the momentum going."

That's exactly what Riders did do although many would have expected them to roll The Jets over, they just sneaked by them but considering the travel and effort they'd put in 24 hours earlier to take the W in Newcastle they'll have been pleased just to keep their run going.

Already they look like the side most capable of upsetting Newcastle's plans this season and if they keep winning whilst Fraley's out then they will be in A1 position for the rest of the campaign. Couisnard will be a big part of that equation but judging him on his performance against the Eagles, he has what it takes to get results.  




Matthew
Bryan-Amaning
Matthew Bryan-Amaning's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among British players playing currently abroad: - 21 hours ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of British players who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88). He led Fukuoka Rizing to a victory over the league outsider Tokyo Big Blue in the Japanese B League D3 in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

Marek
Klassen
BBL All-Star Five - Week 24 - 1 day ago
It's rare that a club gets three spots in our line-up, but that honour goes to Sharks and there is also space for last Sunday's BBL Trophy Final MVP. Max Guercy (DBL Sharks Sheffield) The first of our terrific trio from Sheffield is also a debutante. The mid-season arrival managed to book his first ever starting berth by doing the business in the backcourt in a fine win against Eagles. He finished the contest with a classy double-double of 16 points and 10 assists, while also adding six...   [read more]

Taylor King
Taylor MVP as Riders storm to another Trophy title in record breaking style - 3 days ago
Riders defend their Trophy title in style with Finals record winning margin. BBL Trophy Final Leicester Riders 91 (27,47,72) (King 20, Hampton 16, Robertson 14) Plymouth Raiders 58 (7,26,41) (Corletto 20, Dixon 14, Nicholas 10) Leicester Riders defended their BBL Trophy title in style with a dominant 91-58 victory over Plymouth Raiders. Taylor King(203-F-88, college: Concordia Irvine, agency: HMS) picked up the MVP award after finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds with Pierre Hampto...   [read more]


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