The BBL today announced its second All-Star 5 line-up of the brand new 2016-17 season. Check out who impressed in the opening week.
Rhys Carter (Plymouth Raiders)
The veteran playmaker gets his first ever place in our All-Star Five after leading Plymouth Raiders to an outstanding road success at DBL Sharks Sheffield. Carter was in super form and finished the contest as the standout player with a classy effort, which was built on catching fire from downtown. Carter made five triples en-route to a 17-point haul, while also showing his renowned ability to create for his team-mates with seven assists. He also got the job done at the other end of the floor with four steals.
Marcel Mosley (Cheshire Phoenix)
It’s another rookie in our second slot and the Phoenix guard celebrates his first ever place in style, by producing the joint-best performance efficiency valuation of the weekend. He was the inspiration behind Cheshire getting off the mark for the season with a win against Leeds Force as he dazzled with a breath-taking scoring effort. Mosley netted a stellar 30 points and was unstoppable from behind the three-point line as he dropped 21 of his tally from long-range – and from a wonderful 70% from the floor. He also had three boards and two steals for good measure.
Kai Williams (London Lions)
There’s currently some real momentum behind Lions as they continued their impressive start to the new campaign thanks mainly to an excellent contribution from Williams. He matched the performance efficiency valuation of 27 racked up by Mosley after registering an all-action line at the Copper Box against the visiting Bristol Flyers. He finished the contest with an eye-catching stat-line of 20 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals, to lead Lions to a big home floor success.
Drew Sullivan (Leicester Riders)
There are few, if any players with as many weekly All-Star appearances to their name than the Great Britain legend and Sullivan hasn’t wasted any time in racking up one more in the early stages of the 2016-17 season. The veteran was a rock for Riders as they used all of his experience to negotiate a challenging test at Scorchers – eventually needing an extra five minutes to pull out the win. Sullivan posted a smart double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds, as well as coming up with five assists and four blocked shots. The latter number taking him past the significant landmark of 250 blocked shots in the BBL Championship.
Will Neighbour (Surrey Scorchers)
Our line-up is rounded off by the inclusion of another British player in the shape of the Scorchers’ frontcourt star, who helped his team bounce back from the disappointment of last Friday’s gut-wrenching overtime loss to Riders by winning 24 hours later in the BBL Cup against Bristol. Neighbour showed his shooting range as the big man drained a perfect three of three from the perimeter and his 14 points against the Flyers were complimented by 12 rebounds as he sealed a fine double-double.
Off the bench – Tony Wroblicky (DBL Sharks Sheffield), Mike Ochereobia (Surrey Scorchers), Lovell Cook (Bristol Flyers), Kieron Achara (Glasgow Rocks), Drew Lasker (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle), Rashad Hassan (London Lions), Robert Sandoval (Leeds Force)