Our weekly look at the BBL’s picks for the week’s top performers.
Callum Jones (Manchester Giants)
The curtain may have fallen for the Giants, but they bowed out of regular season action on a decidedly positive note after avoiding bottom spot with a success against Bristol Flyers. At the heart of that victory was a tremendous effort from Jones, who recorded his fifth appearance as one of our starters. He proved to be almost unstoppable on a red-hot shooting night as he converted an eye-bulging 10 of 13 and that 77% accuracy returned 20 points to go with his eight assists and six rebounds.
Marek Klassen (Leeds Force)
Helping Leeds to make history with their first ever Play-Off berth, the mid-season capture of Klassen has been a masterstroke by the Yorkshire outfit. He is back in our fantastic five for a fourth time after he did the business with 34 points against the Giants, in a haul that included six triples. As well as showing his shooting and scoring prowess, the guard once again demonstrated his combo skills by completing a fine double-double after dishing up a magical ten assists to his team-mates.
Danny Huffor (Cheshire Phoenix)
The productivity of Huffor was seriously impressive as he registered the joint-best and second best displays of the weekend when stepping out against Worcester Wolves and Esh Group Eagles Newcastle. It was the former which was slightly better as he garnered a performance efficiency valuation of 41 after netting a brilliant 38 points from 67% shooting. That was complimented by a sizzling 15 rebounds and his great stat-line was wrapped up by two assists and a steal.
Kinu Rochford (Cheshire Phoenix)
The Cheshire Phoenix forward has had an eye-catching rookie campaign and he finds himself as a weekly All Star starter for a sixth time after taking a third spot in the last four weeks. He produced the joint best performance of the week with his Phoenix team-mate, becoming the only player this season to attain a performance efficiency valuation in excess of 40 for a second time. He was on fire against Newcastle after coming up with a spectacular 40 point and 14 rebound double-double.
Kieron Achara (Glasgow Rocks)
Yes, the Great Britain and Rocks’ star racks up a terrific starting five berth for the eighth time this season and that’s more than anybody else. His latest appearance comes courtesy of a superb double-double as he cut down Plymouth University Raiders. Achara accumulated 17 points from 57% floor shooting and also went to town on the glass to finish up with 14 rebounds. He also came up with three assists and two blocked shots for good measure.
Off the bench – TrayVonn Wright (Leicester Riders), Nick Lewis (London Lions), Cory Dixon (Plymouth University Raiders), Jordan Williams (Surrey Scorchers), Jamell Anderson (Leicester Riders), Perris Blackwell (Worcester Wolves), Mike Tuck (Sheffield Sharks).