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 Rahmon FLETCHER
  Newcastl.
  (177-PG-88)
  Avg: 20.3
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 2. Walker, Worceste.20.2 
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 Maurice WALKER
  Worceste.
  (208-F/C-91)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Walker, Worceste.9.8 
 2. Wroblicky, Sheffiel.8.4 
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 5. Brown, Cheshire P.8.0 
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 7. Achara, Glasgow .7.6 
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 Zaire TAYLOR
  London L.
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Taylor, London L.6.4 
 2. Fletcher, Newcastl.6.3 
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 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 
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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 

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Manchester G Mar.26 London Lions 81%
Cheshire P. Mar.26 Worcester W 57%
Bristol AF 55% Mar.25 Surrey S.
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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
Westminster Mar.24 Reading R. 84%
Myles Hesson selected the top British players playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 15, 2017


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing British players, who play currently abroad.


Myles Hesson
Myles Hesson
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Myles Hesson (198-90, currently plays in France). He led Gravelines-Dunkerque to a 1-point victory against the closely-ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (10-9) 82-81 in the French ProA in Sunday night's game. Hesson recorded 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks in 31 minutes on the court. BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (11-8) is placed fifth in the ProA. Hesson has relatively good stats this year: 12.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.3apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 48.3%, 3FGP: 29.6% and FT: 73.8% in 19 games he played so far. He played for the British senior national team two years ago.

Teddy Okereafor
Teddy Okereafor
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Teddy Okereafor (193-92, college: Rider, currently plays in Italy). Okereafor contributed to a The Flexx PT's victory against the 12th-ranked Juvecaserta (9-10) 77-64 in the Italian Serie A on Monday night. He recorded 9 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in 27 minutes. The Flexx Pistoia (10-9) is placed eighth in the Serie A. This year Okereafor averages: 5.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 46.7%, 3FGP: 25.0% in nine games. He is in the roster of the British senior national team.

Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin
   #3. The British player who performed third best last week abroad was former U20 international forward Ryan Martin (206-91, college: Tenn Tech, currently plays in France). Martin led STB Le Havre to a victory against the closely-ranked Lille Metropole (10-8) 72-65 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. He scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. STB Le Havre (10-8) is placed fourth in the ProB. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. This season Martin has relatively solid stats: 13.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 25.0%, 3FGP: 66.7% and FT: 88.9%. He has a dual citizenship: Jamaican and British. Former Hackney White Heat starter played for the British U20 national team seven years ago.

Ashley Hamilton
Ashley Hamilton
   #4. Forward Ashley Hamilton (201-88, agency: Court Side, college: Loyola Mary, currently plays in Greece) was the major contributor in Lavrio's victory against the closely-ranked AGOR (7-10) 73-62 in the Greek A1 last Saturday. Hamilton scored 11 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 20 minutes. GS Lavrio (7-10) is placed seventh in the A1. This year Hamilton's overall stats are: 8.5ppg and 4.4rpg in 17 games. He is also British national team player.

Matthew Bryan-Amaning
Matthew Bryan-Amaning
   #5. International forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington, currently plays in Japan) helped Fukuoka Rizing win their game against the closely-ranked Tokyo HT (14-10) crushing them 81-56 in the Japanese B League D3 on Thursday night. Bryan-Amaning recorded 17 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Fukuoka Rizing (21-3) is placed first in the B League D3. It was his team's 11th consecutive victory in a row. Bryan-Amaning has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.4ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3bpg. Bryan-Amaning is another player who holds two passports: Ghanian and British. He plays currently for the British national team.

Jordan Spencer
Jordan Spencer
   #6. Guard Jordan Spencer (188-94, currently plays in NCAA2) helped Augustana College, SD win their game against the Southwest Minnesota State University 97-79 in the NCAA2 in Saturday night's game. Spencer scored 39 points (!!!) and grabbed 6 rebounds in 36 minutes. The Augustana College, SD has a solid 14-6 record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA2 Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Spencer has very impressive stats this year: 17.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 7.0apg and 1.6spg in 20 games. He is a former U20 international player as he played for the British team three years ago.

Ogooluwa Adegboye
Ogooluwa Adegboye
   #7. International point guard Ogooluwa Adegboye (182-87, agency: Octagon Europe, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Italy) could not help Unieuro Forli (4-16) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Adegboye's very good performance the 16th-placed Unieuro Forli (4-16) was edged 82-80 on the road by the much higher-ranked Roseto (#7) in the East group. He was the second best scorer with 23 points (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). It was his first game for Unieuro Forli this season. Adegboye is also British national team player.

Carl Wheatle
Carl Wheatle
   #8. Forward Carl Wheatle (196-98, currently plays in Italy) helped Angelico Biella win their game against the 16th-ranked Agropoli (5-16) 88-78 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) in Sunday night's game. He scored 7 points. Angelico Biella (16-5) is placed first in West group. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. It's Wheatle's fourth season with the team. Wheatle's total stats this year are: 5.6ppg and 3.1rpg. He plays currently for the British U18 national team.

Luke Nelson
Luke Nelson
   #9. Former international guard Luke Nelson (190-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Cal-Irvine win their game against the University of Hawaii (4-7) 72-58 in the NCAA last Saturday. Nelson recorded 29 points (!!!) in 28 minutes. The University of California-Irvine has a solid 8-3 conference record this season. Nelson is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Cal-Irvine's roster. He has reliable stats this season: 14.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.9spg in eight games. Nelson used to play for the British national team three years ago.

Andrew Lawrence
Andrew Lawrence
   #10. Point guard Andrew Lawrence (185-90, agency: Two Points, college: Charleston, currently plays in France) was not able to help Chalons-Reims in their game against Paris-Levallois (11-8) in the French ProA. He recorded 9 points and added 5 assists. But Chalons-Reims was defeated 94-88 at home by the much higher-ranked Paris-Levallois (#6). It was Chalons-Reims' third consecutive loss in a row. Lawrence's total stats this season are: 5.7ppg, 2.8apg and 1.3spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior British National Team roster.

   #11. International center Fahro Alihodzic (208-89, college: UAB, currently plays in Greece) helped Panionios win their game against the 13th-ranked Kavala crushing them 73-50 in the Greek A2 (second division) in Saturday night's game. Alihodzic scored 10 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 23 minutes. Alihodzic averaged so far 12.9ppg and 5.9rpg in 16 games. He plays currently for the British national team.

   #12. Former U20 international forward Jesse Chuku (203-93, college: Lehigh, currently plays in Greece) was not able to secure a victory for Kolossos HH in their game against Olympiacos in the Greek A1. He scored 5 points in 15 minutes. His team lost 59-70. This year Chuku's total stats are: 6.3ppg and 3.2rpg in 15 games. He used to play for the British U20 national team back in 2012.

   #13. Former international swingman Morayo Soluade (196-95, currently plays in Spain) led Burgos to a victory over the closely-ranked Gipuzkoa 85-78 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Friday night's game. Soluade was MVP of the game. He scored 16 points and added 7 assists. Soluade has averaged so far 6.5ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.7apg and 1.2spg. He used to play for the British national team two years ago.

   #14. International point guard Justin Robinson (185-87, agency: Promotex, college: Rider, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help Doxa Lefkadas (3-14) in their last game. Despite Robinson's good performance the bottom-ranked Doxa Lefkadas lost 65-69 on their home court in Lefkadas to the higher-ranked (#10) Koroivos. He scored 10 points in 30 minutes. Robinson averaged so far 12.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.5apg in 17 games. He plays currently for the British national team.

   #15. Former international forward Luol Deng (206-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Los Angeles Lakers in their game against the Sacramento Kings in the NBA. Deng scored only 4 points. His team were edged 97-96 in the NBA. He averaged so far 7.8ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.4apg. Deng used to play for the British national team three years ago.


The list of other players, who all have British passport but never been selected to any of British national teams:

   #1. Experienced Darren Phillip (201-PF-78, agency: DTMones, college: Fairfield, currently plays in Chile) led Universidad de Concepcion to a victory over the fifth-ranked CD Tinguiririca San Fernando (9-23) 83-75 in the Chilean Liga Nacional last Sunday. Phillip was MVP of the game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 12 rebounds. Phillip also added 2 blocks. CD Universidad de Concepcion (20-10) is placed second in Conferencia Centro. Phillip has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 24.0ppg, 13.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.3bpg and 1.3spg. Phillip is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in United Kingdom.

   #2. Michael Ojo (195-G-89, college: Lehigh, currently plays in Austria) was the major contributor in a Gmunden Swans' victory against the sixth-ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (10-11) 74-68 in the Austrian A Bundesliga on Sunday night. He recorded 15 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists in 28 minutes. Basket Swans Gmunden (15-6) is placed second in the A Bundesliga. Ojo has reliable stats this year: 11.0ppg, 5.2rpg and 3.8apg in five games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Ojo used to play for Airwaves Plymouth Raiders in British league.

   #3. Kofi Josephs (198-G-91, college: Fort Lewis, currently plays in Germany) could not help Hertener Loewen (8-12) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Josephs' very good performance Hertener Loewen (#11) was defeated 80-74 on the road by the lower-ranked Muenster (#11) in the West group. He was the second best scorer with 22 points. Josephs also added 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists. It's Josephs' first season with the team. This year he has very high stats. Josephs averages: 16.7ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.6spg.

   #4. Nicholas Spires (210-C-94, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to a 3-point Sodertalje Kings' victory against the closely-ranked Uppsala Basket (13-10) 71-68 in the Swedish Basketligan in Saturday night's game. He scored 11 points, had 9 rebounds and made 4 blocks in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Sodertalje Kings (15-6) is placed third in the Basketligan. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Spires has averaged so far 8.6ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.8bpg in 20 games. He has a dual citizenship: British and Swedish.

   #5. Franck Kouagnia (201-F-89, currently plays in Sweden) was the main contributor in Eskilstuna's victory against the seventh-ranked Talje Knights (3-8) crushing them 83-62 in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) on Wednesday night. Kouagnia was the best player in that game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 21 rebounds. Kouagnia also added 6 assists. Eskilstuna Basket (9-1) is placed second in BEHS forts group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Kouagnia has very high stats. He averages: 20.6ppg, 12.6rpg, 3.4apg and 1.6spg. Kouagnia is another player who holds two passports: British and Cameroonian.

   #6. Deane Williams (203-F-96, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to an Augusta University's victory against the Armstrong Atlantic State University 88-76 in the NCAA2 in Saturday night's game. He scored 12 points, had 8 boards, handed out 5 passes and blocked 2 shots (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line) in 28 minutes. Williams has averaged so far 8.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.3apg in 21 games.

   #7. Joshua Palmer (201-F, college: Drury, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to a Drury University's surprising victory against the McKendree University 86-73 in the NCAA2 on Thursday night. He recorded 14 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 27 minutes. Palmer averaged so far 11.4ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.4apg in 17 games.

   #8. Edward Alade (206-C, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Navy win their game against the Loyola College 62-59 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Alade has averaged so far 4.4ppg and 3.0rpg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Alade has never played in United Kingdom.

   #9. Akeem Williams (178-PG-91, college: Mass.-Lowell, currently plays in France) was not able to help Hyeres-Toulon in their game against JDA Dijon in the French ProA. He recorded only 4 points. His team was defeated 78-72. Williams has averaged so far 6.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Williams has never played in United Kingdom.

   #10. Chris Tawiah (208-C-93, college: Wiley, currently plays in Czech Republic) was not able to secure a victory for BK Lions Hradec in their game against Basketbal Svitavy in the Czech Republic NBL. He scored 6 points in only 13 minutes. His team lost 76-80. Tawiah has averaged so far 5.6ppg and 6.5rpg in 23 games.   




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Bryan-Amaning
Matthew Bryan-Amaning's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among British players playing currently abroad: - 3 days ago
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