A raft of outstanding BBL Cup performances over the weekend means that this week’s BBL All-Star 5 has produced by far the highest combined Performance Points total of the season so far. All five starters were above 30 for the first time since the opening weekend, as were the first two off the bench, with four of the five making their second appearance and Matt Scott making his third.
Greg Pryor – Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks
Glasgow beat B. Braun Sheffield Sharks for a first win in five games at the Emirates Arena on Friday, as their point guard poured in 34 points on 58% shooting from the field and an amazing 12-13 (92%) at the line. He added nine rebounds, five assists and four steals in a match-winning display.
Sade Aded-Hussein – Newcastle Eagles
Newcastle dominated Manchester Giants at the Eagles Community Arena on Friday night, with Aded-Hussein almost unstoppable as he produced a monster double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds, shooting 8-10 (80%) on the inside – including a couple of spectacular dunks – and adding three assists with three steals.
Matt Scott – London City Royals
Matt Scott is in the team for the second week in a row, this time leading Royals past Plymouth Raiders at Crystal Palace as he shot 12-15 (80%) from the floor for 33 points, with eight rebounds – including four at the offensive end – and three assists.
Ali Fraser – Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks
The Scottish big man leads the BBL in field goal percentage at 66% on the season, and he showed why In Glasgow’s road win at Cheshire Phoenix on Sunday. He paced the scoring with 28 points, shooting an amazing 14-20 (70%) from the field, and completing a double-double with 13 rebounds.
Tayo Ogedengbe – Surrey Scorchers
Surrey’s captain has been inspirational so far this season, firing them back into Cup quarter-final contention this week as they beat Plymouth Raiders. Ogedengbe had 31 points in 31 minutes as he shot 4-6 (66%) from three-point range and added six rebounds and four assists. Two nights previously he scored on the buzzer as Scorchers won in Worcester.
Off the bench: Mike Morsell (Newcastle Eagles), Parker Jackson-Cartwright (Cheshire Phoenix), Fred Thomas (Bristol Flyers), Nick Lewis (B. Braun Sheffield Sharks), Rashad Hassan (Plymouth Raiders), Josh Wilcher (Plymouth Raiders), Daniel Edozie (Bristol Flyers).