Academy POTW: Lacey masterclass for Myerscough

The regular season is nearly done, but that didn't stop some players from getting in A-grade performances this past Wednesday.

With four EABL games and a pair of WEABL South clashes now completed, Copleston join Charnwood as WEABL regular season champs for 2023/24 but the EABL conferences are going right down to the wire.

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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.


After doing his bit to help Myerscough keep the pressure on rivals Charnwood at the top of the North conference, our latest EABL winner comes from 'Sco's ranks.

Pushing his side through to a 79-72 victory against playoff-chasing Manchester, a triple-double performance from Tyrese Lacey was enough to earn him the nod.

25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists made Lacey a constant thorn in Magic's side, shooting 52% from the floor to go with two steals for good measure.

His 33 efficiency was the joint-highest of the week and helping his side to pick up a key win against a tough opponent was enough to tip the scales.

Speaking about the game, Lacey said: "I was really pleased with how well we as a team were composed and maintained the lead down the stretch.

"We had a real good contribution from Emmanuel (Hezekiel) and Lewis (Smith) on both sides of the floor, as well as my duo, Daniel Nwauzu, giving us a double-double in points and rebounds.

"Overall it was a real good, intense game and I am glad we were able to come out with the win."

Myerscough head coach Troy Culley added: "Ty Lacey's recognition as Player of the Week is certainly well-earned.

"Currently leading the league in assists and steals, and ranking impressively in efficiency and points, Ty consistently showcases his all-round game and the overall impact he brings each time he steps on the floor.

"He's not just a statistical leader; he's a true leader for our team and this award is nice recognition for his hard work and dedication to our programme.

"We're certainly proud of Ty and are excited to see him continue to grow as we round out the regular season."

Honourable mentions

Elliot Lawrence (DTB) - 30P/3R/6A/33EFF

Harry Mitchell (DTB) - 21P/7R/8A/2S/32EFF

Isaac Fiagbe (CoLA) - 18P/13R/28EFF

Kelvin John (SHE) - 16P/13R/3A/2S/2B/24EFF

George Clarke (JMA) - 14P/6R/8A/2B/24EFF


With only two WEABL games this week and only one game with live stats, no formal WEABL Player of the Week has been selected.

That doesn't stop us from shining a light on some of the top performances from the last week, however, including JMA Reading Rockets' surprise victory over City of London Academy - Southwark.

JMA picked up just their second win of the season in defeating the defending champs, with Charlotte Devereux (19pts) top scoring, Millie Day (15pts) chipping in a useful contribution and Elia Ando (18pts, 15reb, 2ast, 3stl, 23eff) putting together a vital double-double.

Aaliyah Clarke had a 14 point, 14 rebound, 18 efficiency outing for CoLA.

A shout out also goes to Liv Forster and Yazmin Edwards, who both had 18 points in Copleston's win over Itchen, whilst Matilda Goddard had 16 points in reply against the newly-crowned WEABL South champs.