|We have got another debutante in our line-up this week and a player in such a rich vein of form, he posted two performances good enough for our fab five.
Zaire Taylor (London Lions)
The Lions’ playmaker was the central orchestrator of his team’s vital and impressive victory at Plymouth Raiders as the side from the capital ended their worrying losing streak. Taylor captured his fifth starting appearance of the campaign after accumulating a fantastic double-double of 16 points and 11 assists, as well as a scintillating six steals.
Callum Jones (Manchester Giants)
It’s the first starting slot of the season for the influential guard after he carried his team to a terrific derby success against north-west rivals Cheshire Phoenix. A big favourite with the home fans, he delighted the supporters by racking up a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. He also added three assists and two steals during a fine night of work.
Brandon Clark (Leicester Riders)
It’s been a sensational few days for the Riders’ star after he caught fire live on BBC Sport against Glasgow Rocks last Friday in a display which was the best of the week. Or at least it was until he torched Esh Group Eagles Newcastle to guide Leicester into the Trophy Semi-Finals. Clark came up with a phenomenal double-double of 23 points and a rather special 14 assists, in one of the best performances of the entire BBL season.
Orlan Jackman (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
The Eagles’ forward helped Newcastle to fend off Surrey Scorchers in the BBL Championship. Jackman impressed the faithful at Sport Central with a 20-point haul as he showed a nice shooting touch from outside with four of five from downtown. He also did his usual hard work on the glass to claim a nice double-double after harvesting 11 boards.
Tony Wroblicky (DBL Sharks Sheffield)
It’s a second appearance of the season in our starting five for the Sharks’ big man after he played a major role in a nail-biting home success against Worcester Wolves. Wroblicky was a handful under the hoop as he registered 16 points from 70% floor shooting. He also pulled down six rebounds, handed out three assists and blocked two shots.
Off the bench – Jermaine Sanders (Leeds Force), Brandon Boggs (Bristol Flyers), Darius Defoe (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle), Maurice Walker (Worcester Wolves), Quincy Taylor (Surrey Scorchers), Daryl Corletto (Plymouth Raiders), Rashad Hassan (London Lions).