For the first time this season, we take a look back on the past month to see who was lighting up the BBL.
Quincy Taylor led the scoring in the month with 22.0 points per game including a 28-point showing, despite slipping to three more defeats with Surrey Scorchers in November. Rashad Hassan was close behind with 21.8 ppg with Dii’jon Allen-Jordan (21.3) and Victor Moses (21.1) having productive months, while Deshawn Freeman and Fred Thomas rounded out the players to have averaged at least 20 points.
Battle of the boards
The Molten BBL Player of the Month for November, Willie Clayton dominated the glass for Manchester Giants with an eye-catching 15.3 rebounds per game through four appearances. Worcester’s new recruit Freeman also completed a monthly double-double with 13 per game, while Daniel Edozie was just short of double figures with a 9.8rpg average.
Anthony Collins has made an immediate impact for the DBL Sharks Sheffield, in particular through orchestrating the offence and creating for his team-mates. The American topped the assists charts in November with 8.3 per game along with Josh Wilcher, who produced the same before suffering an injury. Plymouth team-mate Donte Nicholas put up 7.8 assists per game during the month with the league-leader Rahmon Fletcher averaging 7.4 per game.
Glasgow’s forward Bo Zeigler was the only player to hit 70% from the field during November after converting 12 of his 17 attempts, while Mike Tuck was close behind at 69% having gone 20 of 29. Victor Moses was up at 62.4% with a greater volume of attempts – the most in the league at 101 over seven games – while Giants duo Willie Clayton and Callum Jones were both efficient at scoring at 61.7%.
London Lions’ Jerelle Okoro shot 66.7% from nine 3-point attempts during November with Caylin Raftopoulos at 63.6% including six threes in one game. Conner Washington found his range for Leicester Riders with 14 3PM at 50% with Fred Thomas close behind at 12 of 25, while Justin Robinson and JR Holder both connected with 17 makes at above 42% accuracy.
On the line
Kieron Achara had a flawless month for the Rocks at the line, going 8 of 8, while Denzel Ubiaro and Jordan Spencer both hit 14/15 for 93.3%. Jalan McCloud was next on the list after converting 23 of 25, while Robert Crawford, Willie Atwood and Josh Wilcher were all at least 90%. Robinson (26) and Fletcher (24) scored the most free throws during November – both above 88%.
Sheffield’s Dirk Williams led the way in steals with 2.8 per game in November with team-mate Collins weighing in with an average of 2.5 as they set the tone on defence for their side. Torry Butler also had 2.5 per outing for the Giants, while Allen-Jordan came up with 2.3 steals per game.
Not only was Deshawn Freeman up there in points and rebounds during November, the Wolves recruit also had himself a block party with a league-best 2.3 rejections per game. Achara and Bristol’s Justin Gray were the only other players to have at least 2.0 blocks.
*Minimum 3 games to qualify.