BBL All Star Five: Week 29

Our weekly look back at the BBL’s picks for best of the week.

Rahmon Fletcher (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
After an unexpected 11-week hiatus from our fantastic five, the Eagles playmaker is back to reclaim front spot in the race to land the most All-Star appearances this season. His eighth berth comes off the back of a blistering display against Manchester, when Fletcher shot the lights out with and returned 22 points from a scintillating 75% from the field. He was also just one assist away from a superb double-double and had three steals and two rebounds as well.

Alex Owumi (London Lions)
It’s a second appearance in three weeks for Owumi, who proved to be the difference-maker in a crunch win for London against Play-Off rivals Cheshire Phoenix. The Lions swingman exploded for 27 points and held the hot-hand from long range after taking his opponents down with a barrage of triples. He made six in total and also enhanced a fruitful night of work by handing out five assists and also pulling down four rebounds for his side.

Charles Smith (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
The Eagles veteran star posted the very best display of the week against Giants and it was one of the best five performances of the 2015-16 campaign as Smith harvested a mammoth performance valuation of 37. That came courtesy of a quite brilliant 23 points from 69% floor shooting, with the forward completing a double-double by garnering 12 rebounds. He also dished up seven assists, grabbed three steals and swatted three shots.

Kinu Rochford (Cheshire Phoenix)
It’s back-to-back appearances for the forward and his fifth in total after he proved instrumental for Cheshire in their victory against Surrey Scorchers when he barely missed. Rochford proved virtually unstoppable in the paint and posted one of the best shooting performances of the season with a staggering 83% helping him to 21 points. While falling short of a double-double with seven rebounds, he did show another side of his game with an impressive seven assists.

Kieron Achara (Glasgow Rocks)
It’s proven a truly stellar 2016 so far for the Great Britain star and his momentum shows no sign of slowing down after he managed to rack up a super seventh appearance of the season as an All-Star starter. Achara was dominant for the Rocks against the Scorchers with 17 points, which included a couple of triples as he continues to enjoy a really productive time from downtown. He also sealed a double-double with 10 rebounds, while producing a fab four blocked shots and three assists.

Off the bench – Rob Marsden (Leeds Force), Jonny Bunyan (Glasgow Rocks), Quincy Taylor (Cheshire Phoenix), Drew Sullivan (Leicester Riders), Antone Robinson (Sheffield Sharks), Javier Mugica (Worcester Wolves), Mike Anderson (Surrey Scorchers).

Source: BBL
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