Chris, the All-Star organiser, content producer, YouTube host and producer, commentator and social media observer, was looking for standout performances for his Player of the Week award and four other high-quality players to make up his Team of the Week in the process.
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Chris will pick a Player of the Week and four other selections to round out his Team of the Week, paying attention to the following criteria:
Other players will also receive a shout out as honourable mentions at the bottom of the piece.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Rai did a bit of everything in Hemel’s win over big Saturday win over Thames Valley to protect Storm’s unbeaten start to the season.
He had an impressive 4p/3r/5a/3b first quarter to set the tone for the rest of the game.
The former Dartmouth forward put in an epic two-way performance with a triple-double to add. He was on another level, only missing one of his field goals and leading all players with four blocks.
Newman once again showed what he brings to this star-studded team with an exciting performance with alley-oop assists and efficient three-point shooting on display.
He led all scorers as his shooting and playmaking was a massive reason why Hemel shot a team 62FG%.
The Rebound ‘Team of The Year’ guard once again reminded the league of his elite skillset with a two-way performance which included 11 assists and six steals and just one turnover in the win over Derby.
Moya started the game well, with seven points and four assists in a breakout 38-18 first quarter aiding Worthing in a pivotal first quarter between two of the league’s finest.
Cracknell (pictured above) put in a superb two-way performance to give Reading Rockets their first dub of the regular season against Bradford.
Cracknell’s 11 fourth-quarter points including a perfect five from the free-throw line as showed his big-time mentality.
Lee Linton-Hodges put on a masterclass cameo from the bench with lights-out shooting and a playmaking performance that saw him take three offensive rebounds and dish out five dimes with his 25 points in the road win at Newcastle.
Linton-Hodges five points and two assists down the stretch prevented any chance of a comeback.
Worthing are looking unstoppable at present with a dominant performance against a previously unbeaten Derby side. Ronald Blain really impressed in key moments and is unlucky not to make an honourable mention especially with his first-quarter contributions.
Worthing managed to register two 30+ point quarters against one of the strongest defensive sides in the league as they proved to be too much for this Trailblazers side
Essex put on a team performance with the bench, led by Lee Linton-Hodges, outscoring the starters by four points in the tricky road assignment.
Honourable mentions to Owen Chose and captain Rory Winter, as the pair kept the scoring going but also put a shift in defensively - part of a team effort leading 27 points from turnovers.
RYAN BRUGGEMAN (DER) – 14P(4-6FGM)/9R/8A/1S/26EFF
JOSHUA GUDDEMI (NOTT) – 22P/11R/3A/4S/25EFF
JAKE EYNON (ESS) – 15P/6R/7A/3S/23EFF
ANDRE ARISSOL (WOR) – 21P(8-12FGM/5-8 3PM)/3R/2A/3S/23EFF
HAKEEM SYLLA (HEM) - 17P(8-11FGM)/12R/1A/1B/27EFF
Pictures: Luke Simcock
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