Rebound Team of the Week (October 7/8 2023)

The D1M regular season is underway, and week 1 produced some wild results for Chris Hughes to sift through.

Chris, the All-Star organiser, content producer, YouTube host and producer, commentator and social media observer, had six games to look through, including Loughborough ending Hemel's mammoth win streak, a come-from-behind victory for Essex over Worthing, and a high-scoring shootout between local rivals Nottingham and Derby.

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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


Johde Campbell - Nottingham Hoods, guard


Campbell put on a 27-point, 11-assist double-double, including six points and a dime down the stretch to earn the dub against Derby and this week’s Rebound Player of the Week. 

In a high-scoring game, his efficiency from three-point range and his +/- impact helped keep the Hoods on top in the local derby and edged him just ahead of teammate Greg Skoric. 

Greg Skoric – Nottingham Hoods, forward


Skoric put up an unstoppable 30-point, 12-rebound double-double in Saturday’s big win. His dominance in the paint allowed spacing for the Hoods to dominate from beyond the arc too.

Unlucky to narrowly cede the honours to teammate Campbell. 

Sam Masten - Derby Trailblazers, guard


The highly impressive guard put in another stand-out performance this weekend, as Masten did everything he could in the fourth against the Hoods to prevent the loss.

He laced six threes in efficient fashion while also posting an impressive eight assists and two steals, giving away the ball just once. 

Elijah Bailey – Loughborough Riders, guard 


Bailey was too tough to guard with a key shooting performance from all three spots as Loughborough sent Hemel home with a rare loss.

Bailey’s 12 points in a tricky third quarter limited the damage from Hemel’s highest scoring quarter and kept the offence ticking over. 

Joe Bielak - Loughborough Riders, guard


Bielak put in an impactful two-way performance, influencing the game with a game high plus and minus.

A perfect free-throw shooting performance (9/9) was the difference in the five-point win as Bielak was sent to the line at key times at the start of the first quarter, and to close the game. 

Team basketball 

Newcastle's Elite Performance

In the capital, Newcastle put on a team shooting clinic as every shooter got on the scoreboard as the University side posted an impressive team 46FG% and 50% from 30 three-point attempts.

Given that it was a close game, Newcastle never let the lead slip, thanks in part to a dominant first-half performance. 

Honourable mentions 

Hakeem Sylla (HEM) - 24P/11R/3S/4B/32EFF 

Josh Guddemi (NOT) - 19P/11R/5A/27EFF

Justin Williams (BRA) - 27P/3R/2A/2S/25EFF 

AJ Roberts (TVC) - 20P/4R/1A/1B/19EFF 

Logan Rooney (NEW) - 24P/4R/1A/2S/18EFF 

Martyn Gayle (COB) - 24 POINTS