Gentrey Thomas’s BBL Cup semi-final performance headlines the All-Star 5, as Bristol Flyers made it to their first BBL Cup Final at Arena Birmingham in January. His Performance Points total was matched by a pair of Newcastle big men who had near symmetry in dominant displays; while Parker Jackson-Cartwright features once more and is now the outright leader at the top of the appearances chart.
Gentrey Thomas – Bristol Flyers
Thomas proved to be the spark on Saturday as Bristol Flyers overcame London City Royals to reach the BBL Cup Final. He had a near triple-double of 21 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists, and that included two big three-pointers – one on the half time buzzer and another to cap the decisive run – that proved to be big momentum plays.
Sade Aded-Hussein – Newcastle Eagles
Newcastle’s forwards were too much for Manchester Giants to handle on Friday night, and the 6’9” Frenchman had a double-double of 18 points – on 8-11 (72%) shooting – to go with 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks. Four of his boards came at the offensive end with all leading to a score as Eagles had 26 second chance points.
CJ Gettys – Newcastle Eagles
Gettys partnered Aded-Hussein in the frontcourt and posted a very similar stat line as he also missed just three shots by going 9-12 (75%) on his way to 22 points; also matching his teammate’s 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks. Gettys rounded the performance off as eight of his points came in the final five minutes, including some thunderous dunks.
Parker Jackson-Cartwright – Cheshire Phoenix
Making his fifth appearance of the campaign, Jackson-Cartwright played all 40 minutes as Phoenix slipped to defeat in Glasgow on Sunday. The all-action point guard hit 28 points, including 11-13 (84%) at the free-throw line, with six rebounds, six steals and five assists.
Ali Fraser – Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks
Glasgow scored a big road win at Worcester Wolves on Friday, led by another high-scoring efficient performance from Fraser. The Scottish forward shot 10-14 (71%) from the field for 22 points, to go with eight rebounds, two assists and four steals. Rocks came from behind in the fourth quarter, as Fraser scored six points and capped the run that put them ahead.
Off the bench: Fred Thomas (Bristol Flyers), Amir Williams (Worcester Wolves), Cortez Edwards (Worcester Wolves), Terrell Vinson (Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks), Mackey McKnight (B. Braun Sheffield Sharks), Matt Scott (London City Royals), Skyler White (Surrey Scorchers).