The last BBL All-Star 5 of January includes the MVP of the BBL Cup final – the first showpiece event of the season played in front of a record crowd to end the month – but is led by some London Lions to their BBL Championship victory over the weekend.
Kylor Kelley London Lions
London’s seven-footer, the league leader in field goal percentage and blocked shots, makes the weekly squad for the first time this season, as the Lions have scored three consecutive wins and gone for the second consecutive game of the century, beating Plymouth City has. Patriots on the road. The former NBA G-League man has had a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds, along with a career-high six touchdowns, including the scores that started and ended an 8-3 third-quarter run that Lions forever in an otherwise tight game.
Isaiah Reese – London Lions
Isaiah Reese made his second All-Star 5 appearance of the campaign, but first since week two, Isaiah Reese also doubled in that game as Lions improved to a 5-2 league record. He is third in the BBL in scoring and fifth in assists, and finished this one with 22 points, including 4-9 (44%) three-point shooting, and 13 assists. Lions trailed for much of the first half and were still trailing by the six minutes of the third, but ended it 20-13 when Reese hit a three-pointer for nine points and four assists in that decisive period.
Hakeem Sylla – Thames Valley Cavaliers
The third-placed team in the National Basketball League Division 1 advanced to the BBL Trophy quarterfinals, where they will face Glenn Luss Glasgow Rocks, after that league’s leading rebounder, Hakeem Sylla, saw them past Heaven Storm with a double- double. He finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds – an incredible nine of which were on the attacking end – along with four steals, including two significant ‘and-one’ games in the fourth quarter, when Cavaliers came from behind to score. wins with a 27- 17 final period, with Sylla grabbing an attacking board and putting it back, with the error, to put his team ahead forever with three minutes to play.
Larry Austin – Cheshire Phoenix
Cheshire continued their good form with rugby victories on the road making it five for them in the last six games, with Austin’s performance in the first of them, a win at Plymouth, earning him weekly honors for the second time. He came off the bench to change this game, finishing with 16 points, seven rebounds, six steals and three assists, after four minutes with his team backed up and had an immediate impact with eight points and three steals in the first quarter, with all three of the steals leading to scores as Phoenix had 22 points of turnover – they finished the first 16-4 and stayed ahead thereafter.
Leicester Riders – Geno Crandall
Leicester Riders won the BBL Cup for the first time in eight years by beating Manchester Giants in front of a record crowd of around 10,000, and on Sunday live on Sky Sports, at Utilita Arena Birmingham, with the reigning league MVP taking over the game has. adds Cup Final MVP honors to his list of awards. He scored 26 points, with six rebounds and five assists, including telling contributions as he scored 12 points in a decisive second streak that Leicester won 30-8, followed by a steal and score to open the third. to maintain momentum in Leicester’s favor. This is his seventh All-Star 5 appearance of the season, now two ahead of his opponent on the day, Tirik Armstrong.
Off the bench: Kofi Josephs (Plymouth City Patriots), Legend Robertin (Surrey Scorchers), Rashad Hassan (Plymouth City Patriots), Stanley Davis Jr. (Surrey Scorchers), Taylor Johnson (Sky Storm), Noah Dickerson (Cheshire Phoenix), AJ Roberts (Thames Valley Cavaliers).