Rebound NBL1 Team of the Week (19/20 November 2022)

Rebound's Chris Hughes is back to spotlight the top performers from the weeken's D1M contests.

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.

Have your say on this week's choices and give a shout-out to the players you think deserve one using the hashtag #NBL2223 and #ReboundTOTW. Don't forget to tag us!    

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How it works 

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:

  • Efficiency  
  • Stats  
  • Team and opposition strength  
  • Periods of influence in the game 
  • Being on a winning team (exceptional performances from players on losing teams will be considered for TOTW)

Other players will also receive a shout out as honourable mentions at the bottom of the piece.

The Rebound Team of the Week



Aaryn Rai – Hemel Storm, forward 

20PTS (7-8FGM)/14REB/11AST/1STL/4BLK/46EFF  

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.   

Sam Newman – Hemel Storm, guard 

26PTS (11-14FGM/4-6 3PM)/7REB/8AST/3STL/40EFF  

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%.  

David Moya – Worthing Thunder, guard 


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. 

Troy Cracknell – Reading Rockets, guard 


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 – Essex Rebels, forward 

25PTS (8-11FGM/9-11FTM)/3-3 3PM/3-3FTM)/4REB/5AST/1BLK/30EFF  

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. 

Team basketball 


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. 

Honourable mentions 

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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