NBL Players of the Week - Week 15 (11/12 January 2020)

The NBL is back into full swing and we've got a full five awards to give out for some impressive performances in week 15.

Congratulations to all the winners across out divisions!

NBL Division Three

Tim Howell - Essex Rebels II

Tim Howell has been selected as our D3 Player of the Week after an impressive performance against Nottingham Trent Hoods.

Howell helped the Rebels to a 121-74 victory, putting Nottingham to the sword with an impressive 44 point haul.

“Our team has been playing exceptionally well lately and overall it was a team effort," said Howell after taking the award.

"We are going to keep getting better each day and take it a game at a time. Go Rebels!”

WNBL Division Two

Eleanor Bishop - University of Hertfordshire Wolves

Eleanor Bishop has been chosen for our D2W award after an 30 point haul for University of Hertfordshire Wolves.

Playing on the road against Northamptonshire Titans, Bishop was relentless around the basket to push her side to a 75-55 win. The result moved the Wolves' record to 4-2 on the year, just 4 points off top spot in the D2W Southern Conference.

NBL Division Two

Ashley Williams - Team Solent Kestrels II

For the 2nd time this season, Solent's Ashley Williams has been picked as our D2M Player of the Week.

Following up his award in week 10, Williams was once again in eye catching form as the Kestrels beat Greenwich Titans 94-88. Williams was certainly a factor on the final score, dropping 37 points, adding 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals for a 49 efficiency rating.

Solent currently sit in 8th place in the Southern Conference, but are just two wins off 3rd in a highly competitive division.

WNBL Division One

Harriet Welham - Ipswich

Despite only 15 weeks passing in the 2019/20 season, Harriet Welham has now been selected as the D1W Player of the Week an astonishing five times.

In a top of the table clash, Ipswich saw off previous leaders Anglia Ruskin 86-80 with Welham once again putting up some stunning numbers. 36 points went with six rebounds, six assists and three steals as part of a truly dominant performance.

“This was a great win for our team," said Welham, who had an efficiency rating of 27.

"We again showed our character when we had our backs against the wall. It’s great winning individual awards, but our whole team were massive today.

"I must also shout out our crowd, biggest game of the season and they were huge for us. There really is no place like home”.

“Harriet did what Harriet always does, she stepped up in the biggest moments," added Ipswich head coach Nick Drane.

"But so did the whole team. She is our undoubted leader but this was a total team effort and any number of our girls deserve this award”.

NBL Division One

Brendan Okoronkwo - Team Solent Kestrels

Putting on a show for the NBL Live cameras, Brendan Okoronkwo enjoyed a high quality performance for Solent to earn our D1M Player of the Week award.

In a tough match up against local rivals Worthing, the former Thunder man scored 17 points to go with 16 rebounds for the double-double. He also added three steals and three assists and the Kestrels ran out comfortable 98-76 winners.

"We had a great week of prep going into this one, we know we have to keep producing strong performances against the top half of the table," said Okoronkwo, who's performance was good for a 30 efficiency rating.

"Surprised to see my stats after the game but felt good to make an impact on the game at both ends and come away with the win."

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