Brandon Peel makes the All-Star 5 for the third week in a row; while it is led by outstanding performances from a pair of debutant forwards in the North West, one of whom became the second BBL player in two weeks to produce a rare occurrence of perfect shooting.
Jalen Hayes – Cheshire Phoenix
Amazingly, Jalen Hayes matched Jesse Chuku’s shooting display last week by going 10-10 from the field on his way to a 24 point, 11 rebound double-double, adding four assists and three steals as Cheshire won the North West derby against Manchester Giants. Such a shooting performance had previously only occurred twice in eight years.
Del’vin Dickerson – Manchester Giants
Two nights prior to that, Del’vin Dickerson turned in a performance that sees him become the first Giant in the All-Star 5 this season. The Houston-native shot 57% from the field – including 4-8 three-pointers – to score 25 points against B. Braun Sheffield Sharks, and completed a double-double with 10 rebounds.
Parker Jackson-Cartwright – Cheshire Phoenix
Still in the North West, Parker Jackson-Cartwright made his second All-Star 5 appearance courtesy of a performance in the derby. This time he torched Giants for 19 points, including a perfect 8-8 at the free-throw line, and added eight assists in a home victory for the Nix.
Brandon Peel – London Lions
Brandon Peel picked up where he left off to open November. He had another double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead London Lions to a road win at Plymouth Raiders. He scored eight points in a row during the key third quarter run, and 17 in total in that period that decided the game.
Dii’Jon Allen-Jordan – London Lions
Peel’s partner in crime in that game was Dii’Jon Allen-Jordan, who turned in a characteristic all-round performance with 16 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. In a rugged display, he got to the line eight times and made seven of those, comprising nearly half of his haul.
Off the bench: Rashad Hassan (Plymouth Raiders), Nick Lewis (B. Braun Sheffield Sharks), Darien Nelson-Henry (Leicester Riders), Mackey McKnight (B. Braun Sheffield Sharks), Gentrey Thomas (Bristol Flyers), Kyron Cartwright (Leicester Riders), Mark Hughes (Worcester Wolves).