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
Cracknell is this week’s main man after Reading notched their second win of the regular season against London Lions II.
Cracknell was the decisive factor in an eight-point victory, as Reading edged the second and third quarters behind the US import’s combined tally of 18 points either side of the midway point.
The former Augusta University star netted eight of his 10 attempts from the field, impressive considering the Lions pulled out all the stops, forcing him to the line 11 times, with nine shots converted.
Eze is unfortunate not to get the stand-out gong. The Thunder gang routinely ask who is next to make Team of The Week and Eze is the answer this week, with the youngster making it look easy with a 25-point display against a strong Nottingham team.
The Barking alumni shot the ball well, draining 10-13 from the field. On top of that, a trio of stops helped stretch the margin of victory over the Hoods to 24 points.
Moya is enjoying life on the South Coast and on the road. He led his team in the +/- against the Hoods as his influence shone with five assists, four steals and only two turnovers.
He was also part of a team effort that forced Nottingham’s starting guards into eight turnovers.
Netting five of his eight attempts from long range increased the American's impact, finishing the game with an efficient 7 makes on 11 shots from the floor plus a perfect three from three from the charity stripe.
May is a legitimate three-point shooter and could not be contained by Thames Valley as he hit seven triples from 10 attempts.
Newcastle shot 69% from beyond the arc, in part due to the spacing opened up by the focus on the hot hand from California State as May and his teammates handed the Cavaliers a 23-point L on their own court.
Hafeez Abdul (pictured above, left) put on a show with a 19-point 12-rebound double-double as Worthing dominated under the basket at both ends.
Abdul’s five offensive boards helped as Worthing protected their unbeaten run.
Reading built a strong team 56FG% with a 64/42/76 shooting stat-line as they finished six points shy of a ton with an offensive masterclass.
They had four players in double figures (plus one more on nine points), however honourable mention to Finleigh Porter who blocked five shots along with his 12 points, while only missing one shot.
Loughborough probably put in the best performance of their 4-0 November run with five players getting double digits on the road against promoted Westminster.
Multiple three-point plays in the fourth turned the tide of a tight contest, with a strong 27-17 quarter sealing a three-point road trip dub.
Lane Campbell’s 25 points off the bench and an efficient double-double from Harrison Gamble both saw them narrowly missing out on ‘Team of The Week’ honours.
Lane Campbell (LOU) – 25P/5R/1S/20EFF
Harrison Gamble (LOU) – 14P(4-6FGM/2-3 3PM/4-4FTM)/10R/3A/25EFF
Ronald Blain (WOR) – 25P(11-16FGM)/6R/3A/1B/28EFF
Orlan Jackman (WOR) – (24:35) 10P(4-6FGM)/11R/6A/3S/24EFF
Finleigh Porter (REA) - 12P(5-6FGM)/6R/1S/5B/24EFF
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