Academy Leagues: Latest cohort mount assault on history books

The latest season of Academy League action may be over, but that doesn't mean it's quickly forgotten.

Quite the opposite, in fact, with a number of EABL and WEABL standouts putting together statistical performances worthy of a place in their respective competition's history.

Since the EABL and WEABL stats records began in 2015, we've been tracking the top ten performers in a number of categories, with a number of 2023/24's player's etching their names into the stats history books.

We take a look at those performances below, providing a fitting end to the current campaign.

Myerscough's Tyrese Lacey


Eventual champs Charnwood College Riders may have taken the North conference, but it was the performances of Myerscough's North MVP Tyrese Lacey that caught the eye from a stats perspective this season.

The GB standout recorded 8.3APG (2nd all-time) and 4.8SPG (tied 1st all-time) to cap off an impressive campaign.

Lacey wasn't the only one who excelled at dishing the rock this season, with Isaac Round (6.6APG,4th all-time), Manchester's Matt Goodwin (6.1APG, 7th all-time) and Canterbury's Ludlow Hewson (5.9APG, 10th all-time) all making their mark.

JMA product Round didn't stop there either, he also notched 25.2 efficiency per game (8th all-time) and 23.7PPG (3rd all-time) to highlight one of standout seasons in recent memory.

Other entrants to the EABL history books included Barking's Lewis Obiorah (2.3BPG, 7th all-time and 67.2 true shooting%, tied 3rd all-time), CoLA's Isaac Fiagbe (67.2 true shooting%, tied 3rd all-time), JMA's George Clarke (65.5 true shooting%, 8th all-time), Oaklands' Oliver Ruszinski (46.7 3pt%, 5th all-time) and JMA's Josh Haworth (46.2 3pt%, 6th all-time).

Copleston's Yazmin Edwards


Amazingly, not one but two players managed to set new WEABL seasonal records across 2023/24.

Copleston's Yazmin Edwards nabbed 6.3 steals per game, beating Macy Cook's mark of 6.1SPG from last season to set a new high for that category, whilst Manchester's Martha Roberts splashed 50% of her three points attempts as the most prolific long range shooter in league history.

Edwards wasn't done there, also adding records for efficiency (25.6, 9th all-time) and points per game (24.6, 6th all-time) to her resume for the season.

Another player with multiple highs was Charnwood's North MVP Erin Powell, who added to her spectacular campaign a year ago with further records here, including efficiency (30.7, 5th all-time), points (23.6, 9th all-time) and assists (6.0, 6th all-time).

Samantha Mullock impressed in her debut WEABL season, winning the best U17 player award for the North. That nod was no surprise given her 27.8 efficiency per game (7th all-time) and 16.8 RPG (4th all-time), with JMA's Elia Ando (14.8RPG, 10th all-time) also dominating on the glass.

Other entrants include CoLA pair Felicia Jacobs (62.5 true shooting%, 3rd all-time) and Esther Kursite (59.1 true shooting%, 10th all-time), Charnwood's Lauren Cooper (42.4 3pt%, 6th all-time), Nottingham's Valerie Cassidy De Falco (6.9APG, 3rd all-time) and Copleston's South MVP Liv Forster (6.4APG, 5th all-time).

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