Academy POTW: Oboh, Mullock put up massive stat lines

The Academy Leagues were blessed this week to have not one, but two 50+ efficiency outings.

It meant that the latest round of selections for Player of the Week was more straight forward than normal, with a pair of truly worthy winners.

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How it works 

Player of the Week will be selected by 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)

Other players will also receive a shout out as honourable mentions as well.


No stranger to this award, or to big performance this season, Canterbury's Tim Oboh is a man on a mission.

Copleston had no answer for the talented forward in week seven, with Oboh playing a major role in the 96-72 win.

Putting together a massive 39 point, 21 rebound double-double, Oboh even found time to dish two assists and nab four steals in his 31:12 of action.

Shooting with both volume and efficiency (17/24 FG, 70%),  it was no surprise that the Canterbury man ended the day with a staggering 55 efficiency rating.

Speaking about his performance, Oboh said: "As always, I give all glory to the Most High.

"I'm also truly blessed to have great teammates and coaches who continue to support me. Every win is a joint effort, and we're pleased we could make another statement for the 'Final Crusade'."

Canterbury head coach Adam Davies added: “Tim had an outstanding performance against Copleston and I’m pleased he has picked up another POTW award.

"His attitude to be better each day and receptiveness to coaching is one of his great attributes, which allows him to keep getting better and better.

"These awards are also a testament to his teammates who help Tim along the way to these big performances and wins.

"I’m also super proud of the programme and the platform given to allow them to develop and deliver these types of performances."

Honourable mentions

Genti Cokaj (DTB) - 12P/12R/2A/2S/2B/24EFF

Joseph Lloyd (ITC) - 25P/3R/2A/23EFF

Edward Onyia (CHA) - 18P/7R/6A/2S/24EFF

Femi Edu (COP) - 12P/11R/6A/21EFF


It looked like Oboh would be the standout for this week, but Nottingham's Sammy Mullock produced a truly breathtaking performance of her own against The Sheffield College.

The Wildcats blew Sheffield out of the water 99-59, and a large part of that disparity came at the hands of Mullock, who put up a stunning 39 point, 18 rebound double-double.

Two assists, three steals and a pair of blocks were added to her final stat line, and her 54 efficiency rating was the leader across the league for this week by some distance.

Speaking about the win, Mullock said: "The Sheffield game was a really exciting game and a lot of fun to play as our energy was high throughout, which had a big impact on us all.

"I’m very happy of the result and proud of how we played as a team, It was a great win for us."

Nottingham head coach Siobhán Prior added: “I’m really pleased that Sammy has been recognised by the league as the top performer this week.

"Sammy is a kid we can rely on, day in and day out, for the physical efforts she puts forward so consistently. Against Sheffield, she gave us great presence inside both offensively and defensively and showed signs of how she is going to be able to stretch the floor with more consistent perimeter shooting.

"Sammy works hard on all areas of her game and I’m excited to see how her efforts will further elevate her and our team.

Honourable mentions

Caitlin Ryan (OAK) - 20P/10R/2A/4S/18EFF

Erin Powell (CHA) - 20P/12R/4A/21EFF

Alejandra Escriva Gay (MAN) - 8P/11R/2A/3S/18EFF

Daisy Bryan (MAN) - 10P/11R/18EFF