With a shortened week of BBL Cup action due to the Basketball All-Stars championship at the Copper Box Arena, this week’s All-Star Five comes from Friday night’s four Cup games and includes a clean sweep of debutants for this season.
Eli Pepper – Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks
Pepper turned in one of the best individual performances of the campaign so far as he played all 40 minutes in his team’s road game in Sheffield, hitting 26 points on 10-14 (71%) shooting including six three-pointers at 75%. He completed a double-double with 11 rebounds, as well as four assists and three steals.
Nick Lewis – B. Braun Sheffield Sharks
The British guard has had a fine start to the campaign, stepping back up to BBL level, and last weekend led Sharks to a comprehensive victory over the Rocks, firing in 19 points to go with eight rebounds, five assists and three steals to complete his best all-round performance to date.
Matt Scott – London City Royals
Brooklyn-native Matt Scott led all scorers in BBL action last weekend as he hit 27 points, making five of his seven three-point attempts, to help ensure that London City Royals remain the only unbeaten team in the BBL Cup after they edged Worcester Wolves 67-65 on the road.
Daniel Edozie – Bristol Flyers
The British big man captained his Bristol Flyers side to a massive 92-72 win in the South West derby against Plymouth Raiders; and he led from the front, shooting 7-10 (70%) from the field on his way to 14 points, and completing a double-double with a haul of 10 rebounds.
Fred Thomas – Bristol Flyers
That derby victory resulted in a second Flyer making the team, as Fred Thomas netted 18 points to lead the scoring, making a trio of three-pointers on 50% shooting to go with four assists and two blocks.
Off the bench: Raheem May-Thompson (Worcester Wolves), Kofi Josephs (Worcester Wolves), Orlan Jackman (London City Royals), Mackey McKnight (B. Braun Sheffield Sharks), Namon Wright (Leicester Riders), Jalen Hayes (Cheshire Phoenix), Josh Wilcher (Plymouth Raiders).