The BBL Trophy Final MVP leads the newest All-Star 5 alongside considered one of his teammates after Cheshire Phoenix received the competitors for the primary time in practically twenty years, in a staff that’s dominated by the North-West as Manchester Giants additionally boast a pair of representatives.
Larry Austin Jr. – Cheshire Phoenix
Cheshire Phoenix received the BBL Trophy for the fifth time in membership historical past on the Emirates Arena dwell on Sky Sports on Sunday, with Larry Austin Jr. profitable the MVP award and including to that his fourth All-Star 5 look of the season. The American guard posted a double-double of 23 factors and 10 rebounds, together with three assists, scoring all of his factors on the within and making 7-7 at three free-throw line. He made a giant ‘and-one’ play that gave Cheshire momentum within the first quarter, after which the opening two baskets of the 13-0 burst that received the sport at first of the fourth, with Phoenix scoring 9 factors, six for Austin Jr. himself, straight from his 5 offensive boards.
Tyrik Armstrong – Manchester Giants
Making his seventh All-Star 5 look of the marketing campaign, which is second general and now only one behind Geno Crandall, is Manchester’s level guard Tyrik Armstrong, who options for the second week in a row as they made it 4 straight wins and beat Newcastle, Leicester and London within the area of six days. In a document win over London Lions on Thursday, Armstrong shot 8-11 (72%) from the sector and added seven rebounds and 5 assists, together with 9 factors and 4 boards in a second quarter that they received 29-10 to take management of the sport, going up double-figures on his ‘and-one’ play on a step-back jumper.
Darien Nelson-Henry – Leicester Riders
Leicester bounced again from defeat at Manchester to beat Surrey Scorchers in continuance of their title cost, now 17-2 atop the BBL Championship, as captain Darien Nelson-Henry turned in a flawless capturing efficiency to make his second All-Star 5 look, however first for 11 weeks. He shot 8-8 from the ground and 5-5 on the free-throw line for 21 factors, including 5 rebounds, two steals and an help, together with seven factors in a second quarter that Riders received 24-13, and 6 factors to settle the staff within the fourth after their lead was quickly diminished to single-figures.
Francois Lewis – Manchester Giants
Making his first look of the season is Manchester’s 6’9″ Orlando-native ahead Francois Lewis, after his impactful recreation on the National Basketball Performance Centre in victory over London Lions. He completed with a season-high 20 factors, pulling down 4-8 (50%) from the three-point line, with seven rebounds, 4 assists and two blocks, together with 4 factors, three rebounds and three assists within the decisive second stanza, earlier than placing an exclamation level on the victory with 4 three-point makes within the area of 4 minutes within the fourth quarter.
Namon Wright – Cheshire Phoenix
Like his teammate, Namon Wright makes his fourth look of the season, however first for 9 weeks, following the BBL Trophy Final victory, with the pair joint-fifth amongst all gamers in general appearances. Wright was one other participant who confirmed nice aggression within the recreation on his strategy to 18 factors, capturing 4-4 on the within and drawing seven fouls, going 7-9 (77%) on the free-throw line, with 5 rebounds and three steals. He additionally made key contributions within the decisive 13-0 burst to open the fourth, with seven straight factors together with a troublesome ‘and-one’ that summed up the staff’s efficiency on the day.
Off the bench: Patrick Whelan (Leicester Riders), Dirk Williams (London Lions), Geno Crandall (Leicester Riders), Kylor Kelley (London Lions), Martaveous McKnight (Manchester Giants), Desmond Ringer (Surrey Scorchers), Lamar Hamrick (Surrey Scorchers).