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Last:9/25/2016
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Last:8/9/2016
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 10. Team Newcastle U. 0-0 
 11. Tees Valley M. 0-0 
 12. Thames Valley C. 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
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 1. Birmingham M. 0-0 
 2. Charnwood 0-0 
 3. Chester 0-0 
 4. Coventry T. 0-0 
 5. Gateshead P. 0-0 
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 7. Myerscough 0-0 
 8. Sefton Stars 0-0 
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 10. Stoke-on-Trent K. 0-0 
 11. Team Birmingham 0-0 
 12. Worcester W.2 0-0 
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 9. Southwark P. 0-0 
 10. Sussex B. 0-0 
 11. Team Solent 0-0 
 12. Thames Valley C. 2 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
Points Per Game
 Jermel KENNEDY
  
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 23
 1. Kennedy, Worceste.23.0 
 2. Ali, Bristol AF22.0 
 3. Brown, Cheshire P.21.0 
 4. Bachman, Worceste.20.0 
 5. Neighbour, Surrey18.0 
 6. Williams, London L.18.0 
 7. Fox, Cheshire P.18.0 
 8. Smith, Bristol AF18.0 
 9. Owumi, London L.18.0 
 10. Setty, Worceste.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leslee SMITH
  
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 13
 1. Smith, Bristol AF13.0 
 2. Klassen, Worceste.12.0 
 3. Davis, Sheffield S.10.0 
 4. Owumi, London L.9.0 
 5. Anderson, Cheshire.9.0 
 6. Bachman, Worceste.9.0 
 7. Wroblicky, Sheffie.9.0 
 8. Grady, Plymouth R.9.0 
 9. Brown, Cheshire P.9.0 
 10. Kennedy, Worcest.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marek KLASSEN
  
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 15
 1. Klassen, Worceste.15.0 
 2. Wilcher, Cheshire11.0 
 3. Carter, Plymouth.7.0 
 4. Bernardini, Leices.5.0 
 5. Smith, Bristol AF4.0 
 6. Vigor, Bristol AF4.0 
 7. Thomson, Leiceste.4.0 
 8. Ali, Bristol AF4.0 
 9. Huffor, Worceste.3.0 
 10. Tuck, Sheffield S.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Carter, Plymouth.6.0 
 2. Bernardini, Leices.4.0 
 3. Smith, Bristol AF3.0 
 4. Taylor, London L.3.0 
 5. Margai, Surrey S.3.0 
 6. Ochereobia, Surrey3.0 
 7. Anderson, Cheshire.2.0 
 8. Klassen, Worceste.2.0 
 9. Ali, Bristol AF2.0 
 10. Vigor, Bristol AF2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael OCHEREOBIA
  
  (203-C-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ochereobia, Surrey3.0 
 2. Smith, Bristol AF3.0 
 3. Klassen, Worceste.2.0 
 4. Davis, Sheffield S.2.0 
 5. Khan, Worcester W.1.0 
 6. Thomson, Leiceste.1.0 
 7. Edozie, Bristol AF1.0 
 8. Tuck, Sheffield S.1.0 
 9. Grady, Plymouth R.1.0 
 10. Vigor, Bristol AF1.0 

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Jay Paves The Way For Riders - Oct 30, 2012


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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.
  




Will Maynard
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Cardell
McFarland
Cardell McFarland signs at Sheffield Sharks - 2 days ago

Defending champion Sheffield One Health Sharks (BBL) landed 29-year old American guard Cardell McFarland (182-87, college: Ky Wesleyan). He was about to sign at Iskra Svit in Slovakian SBL league. The last season McFarland played at Bristol Acadamy Flyers where in 24 BBL games he averaged impressive 17.6ppg, 3.8rpg and 4.8apg (top 5). It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Honorable Mention. McFarland received All-GLVC 1st Team a...   [read more]

Joshua
Ward-Hibbert
Ward-Hibbert returns to basketball - 3 days ago

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