We look at was lighting it up in the BBL during November.
There is a new face at the top of our scoring leaderboard in the shape of Chris Alexander (DBL Sharks Sheffield) who racked up an impressive 23.7 points per game. He was followed by the prolific Jaysean Paige (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle) who topped October’s chart and then followed it up with 20.3 points per outing. Molten BBL Player of the Month, CJ Gettys (Cheshire Phoenix) was the only other player to get reach the 20 points per game landmark, with that exact scoring return.
A total of five players all managed to hit post-70% from the floor, with Pierre Hampton (Leicester Riders) going an eye-popping 80%. In second spot, Zarko Jukic (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle) has been continuing his impressive rookie campaign with 77.8 from the field, while another newbie in Tre Bennet (Leeds Force) shot 73.9%. JR Holder (Leicester Riders) weighed in with 72.7% and Samuel Toluwase (Leeds Force) managed 72.2%. Special praise is also due for David Kadiri (Manchester Giants) who was by far the highest volume shooter in the top ten – making 40 of his 65 attempts.
Justin Robinson (London Lions) and Robert Sandoval (Cheshire Phoenix) were the two players who dropped more than half of their shots from downtown during the period. The former shot 56% and Sandoval managed 50%. The familar face of vetera swingman Alex Owumi (Surrey Scorchers) took the last podium step with 45.8%.
On the glass
A quintet of players all managed to accrue double digits on the glass during November, with Kinu Rochford (Plymouth Raiders) grabbing 11.5 boards per game and edging out CJ Gettys (Cheshire Phoenix) who had 11.2 to his name. They were followed by David Kadiri (Manchester Giants) who had 10.4 and also both Dallin Bachynski (Worcester Wolves) and Brandon Penn (Plymouth Raiders) who each corralled 10 per game.
Passing the rock
There has been a battle brewing at the top of the chart with Tre Bennett (Leeds Force) dethroning Neil Watson (Plymouth Raiders). Bennett has served up 8.3 assists per game and former number one Watson has dished out 7 assists per outing. Jaysean Paige (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle) continues to combine his scoring prowess with his creative ability and takes the bronze medal in this category with 6.3 per game.
On the line
For the second month running, it was a London player topping this chart – although a different face as Brandon Peel (London Lions) made a perfect 10 of 10. He was one of five players who held their nerve to stroke more than 90% from the line, with Samuel Toluwase (Leeds Force) converting 17 of 18, Ingus Bankevics (Manchester Giants) sinking 94.1%, Callum Jones (Manchester Giants) completing 92.9% and Trayvon Palmer (Worcester Wolves) managing 90.9%.
He has not only been putting plenty of points on the scoreboard, but also doing it at both ends of the floor, since Chris Alexander (DBL Sharks Sheffield) also led the league in steals with 3 per game during November. Fellow pickpockets Orlan Jackman (Cheshire Phoenix) and Tony Hicks (Surrey Scorchers) made up the top 3 with 2.4 and 2.2 steals per game respectively.
There is a whole new podium this month and two players trying to squeeze onto one throne, with Dirk Williams (DBL Sharks Sheffield) and Kinu Rochford (Plymouth Raiders) both swatting 1.3 shots per game. Kieron Achara (Glasgow Rocks) was in third place along with David Kadiri (Manchester Giants) as both had 1.3 blocks per game.
*Minimum 3 games to qualify.