All-Star 5 – Week 3

There are some new faces in the third BBL All-Star 5 after the busiest week of the season so far across BBL Championship and BBL Cup action, led by the incredible performance of Tahj Green in the North West derby live on Sky Sports.

Tajh Green – Manchester Giants
For the third week in a row, the All-Star 5 is led by a Manchester striker, but this time it’s rookie Tajh Green with perhaps the best performance of any player so far as the Giants won the North West derby live on Sky Sports and the 6’8″ American probably produced the game of the season. While his mind-blowing dunk of a pass to himself from the backboard went viral over the weekend, perhaps most impressive and decisive for Manchester’s win was his career-best 6-6 shot since the three-point line, setting the tone for a Giants team that went 14-25 (56%) from long range on the night. Overall, Green finished with a double-double of 31 points and 10 rebounds, nailing back-to-back threes to spark a 17-7 first-quarter flurry that gave the Giants the lead for good.

Sam Dekker – London Lions
Appearing for the second week in a row as the Lions improved to 4-0, former NBA player Sam Dekker goes from strength to strength and shows his versatility at the start of the campaign as the Lions edged out the Caledonia Gladiators midweek at the Copper Box Arena. Dekker finished with 30 points on 10-13 (76%) shooting, along with eight rebounds and two assists, including 10 points in the final four minutes of the game to break a tie and settle the game as the hosts came from behind. in the final stanza.

William Lee – Manchester Giants
Surprisingly, William Lee, another Manchester striker, continues to feature in every All-Star 5 so far this season as he put in an all-around performance in Sky Sports’ win over Cheshire Phoenix at National Basketball. Performance Center. Lee scored 19 points, toppling 3-7 (42%) in the team’s three-point shootout, with seven rebounds, three assists, three blocks and three steals. Like Green, he also made a few statement plays, although they mostly came on the defensive end as the league leader in blocked shots.

Sa’eed Nelson – B. Braun Sheffield Sharks
A defensive fight at Cheshire Oaks Arena on Sunday needed a player to stand above the rest and claim victory, and Sa’eed Nelson was the man to do it for the Sharks as they won their first win of the season on the road. at the Phoenix. The dynamic American guard shot 8-13 (61%) from the floor on his was 21 points, with seven rebounds and two assists, and was the only Sheffield player to score in double figures in the game. The Sharks won the fourth period 19-7 to settle a close fight, with Nelson scoring six runs in the final ten minutes.

David Cohn – Newcastle Eagles
Newcastle also picked up their first win of the campaign on Sunday, advancing to the BBL Cup quarter-finals after a hard-fought 77-75 road win at the Plymouth City Patriots, with new guard David Cohn pulling the strings and making big games throughout. . The William & Mary grad, who recently joined a pro season in Germany, finished the game with 21 points on 5-8 (62%) on three-point shooting, while dishing out five assists; and that included eight points and three assists midway through the third period as the Eagles reversed a deficit.

On the bench: Larry Austin (Cheshire Phoenix), Elvisi Dusha (Plymouth City Patriots), Javion Hamlet (Newcastle Eagles), Marc Loving (Leicester Riders), David Sloan (Caledonia Gladiators), Derryck Thornton (Leicester Riders), Tomislav Zubcic ( London Lions).

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