Junior Final Fours 2024: All-Star Fives announced for U18s, U16s, U14s

With this year's Junior Final Fours now completed, we take a look back at some of the best performances from last weekend.

Whilst each of the six competitions had a finals MVP, all 24 games from across the two days were covered by live stats, allowing for a look back at some of the best efforts across the weekend.

Moving into their third season, we've once again pulled together All-Star fives for each age group, with the MVP of each final being automatically selected into the line ups.

There's also a choice of honourable mentions throughout, highlighting top performances that didn't make the cut.

All stats below are averages across both games played. The abbreviations are as follows:

PPG = Points Per Game
RPG = Rebounds Per Game
APG = Assists Per Game
SPG = Steals Per Game
BPG = Blocks Per Game
EPG = Efficiency Per Game

U14 Girls

Akeala Daniel - Manchester Mystics (MVP)
14.5pPG, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg, 11.0epg
Mojan Malek - Manchester Mystics
31.5ppg, 17.0rpg, 3.5SPG, 1.5bpg, 36.0epg
Faith Deakin - Milton keynes breakers
21.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.0apg, 5.5spg, 23.5epg
Anya Williams - Manchester Mystics
17.0ppg, 14.5Rpg, 4.5apg, 2.5spg, 19.0epg
Millie Lowe - Sheffield Hatters
12.0ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.5spg, 15.0epg

Given Manchester's run to the title it is no surprise to see three Mystics make the cut.

MVP Akeala Daniel (14.5PPG, 3.5RPG) came alive when it mattered most to help Manchester past Milton Keynes on Sunday evening, shooting an impressive 60% across the two games.

Mojan Malek (31.5PPG, 17.0RPG) returns to this team from a year ago after powering Manchester with some eye-catching numbers, including the third highest point total of any player this weekend, also ranking fourth overall for rebounds and third for efficiency.

Anya Williams (17.0PPG, 14.5RPG, 4.5APG) also averaged a healthy double-double to make the grade, controlling the glass and dishing the rock with a useful 4.5APG.

Faith Deakin (21.0PPG, 3.5RPG, 4.0APG, 5.5SPG) produced stat-padding numbers at both ends of the court to push the Breakers into the runners up spot, with Sheffield's Millie Lowe (12.0PPG, 9.5RPG) rounding out the five after two good performances left her averaging just a touch under a double-double for the weekend.

Honourable mentions

Tiana Walker - Manchester Mystics
10.5PPG, 8.5RPG, 6.5APG, 6.0SPG, 17.5EPG

Nikita Cornford - Kingston Lions
20.5PPG, 10.5RPG, 3.5SPG, 8.5EPG

U14 Boys

Leo Bowman - London Elite (MVP)
26.5PPG, 13.0rpg, 4.5apg, 2.5spg, 30.0epg
Daniel Onuoha - London Elite
39.5ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.5APG, 1.5spg, 1.5BPG, 32.0epg
David Akhidime - Manchester Magic
24.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.0APG, 4.0spg, 26.5epg
Elijah Imevbore - London legends
20.0ppg, 25.5rpg, 1.5bpg, 24.5epg
Domas Martinkus - London Stars
18.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.0apg, 5.5spg, 2.0BPG, 19.5epg

Manchester's David Akhidime (24.0PPG, 6.5RPG) goes back-to-back in the U14 side alongside a pair of Elite standouts as all four teams from this year's JFFs are represented.

Elite duo Leo Bowman (26.5PPG, 13.0RPG) and Daniel Onuoha (39.5PPG, 6.0RPG) were on fire offensively to lift their team to a title, with no player in any age group scoring more points than Onuoha this weekend.

Similarly, nobody was more dominant on the NBPC glass than London Legends' Elijah Imevbore. With a staggering 25.5RPG to go with 20.0PPG, his inclusion in the five was a no-brainer.

Domas Martinkus (18.0PPG, 5.5RPG, 3.0APG, 5.5SPG) put in a pair of do-it-all performances for the Londoners, helping them to a third place finish.

Honourable mentions

Camran Hanson - Manchester Magic
18.0PPG, 9.0RPG, 2.5APG, 1.5SPG, 18.0EPG

U16 Girls

Athena Thompson - Milton Keynes Breakers (MVP)
35.0pPG, 10.5rpg, 3.5apg, 9.5SPG, 39.5epg
Chloe Vella - Richmond Knights
13.0ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.5apg, 2.5spg, 20.0epg
irene oboavwoduo - manchester mystics
13.0ppg, 8.5rpg, 3.0apg, 4.0spg,19.5epg
Maisie Keyes - Manchester Mystics
12.0ppg, 11.0rpg, 4.5apg, 1.5spg, 3.0bpg, 18.5epg
kaiya bateman - milton keynes breakers
10.0ppg, 8.5rpg, 3.0apg, 6.5spg, 14.5epg

Three familiar faces return to the U16 line up from a year ago as Irene Oboavwoduo, Maisie Keyes and Chloe Vella all retaining a spot in the U16G picks.

They all lagged behind stat-monster Athena Thompson (35.0PPG, 10.5RPG, 9.5SPG) though, with the Breakers' star leading all players across the weekend in both steals and efficiency to go along with some healthy scoring and rebounding numbers to boot.

Vella (13.PPG, 9.5RPG) was close to a double-double across the two games, but her 18 point, 12 rebound effort in Saturday's 53-50 victory over Manchester was crucial in pushing the Knights into Sunday's final.

Manchester would have to settle for third this year, but Oboavwduo (13.0PPG, 8.5RPG) and Keyes (12.0PPG, 11.0RPG, 4.5APG, 3.0BPG) both continuing to show why they're though of as two of the country's top young prospects.

Kaiya Bateman (10.0PPG, 8.5RPG, 6.5SPG) showcased her ability at both ends of the court in solid support of Thompson's antics, helping to control the glass, clog up passing lanes and contribute on the scoreboard, especially when Thompson was in foul trouble late in Sunday's final against Richmond.

Honourable mentions

Neve Rugette - Richmond Knights
15.5PPG, 7.0RPG, 2.0SPG, 10.0EPG

U16 Boys

Demi Babalola - Manchester Magic (MVP)
15.5pPG, 14.5rpg, 3.5apg, 2.0spg, 3.5bpg, 27.5epg
daniel banjoko - newham youngbloods
16.0ppg, 8.0rpg, 5.0apg, 4.0spg, 22.0epg
Jayden Evora Gomes - MAnchester Giants
22.5ppg, 9.5rpg, 3.0apg,22.5epg
Rafi Jalloh - Sussex Storm
18.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.5apg, 7.5spg, 19.5epg
Jack Walton - Manchester Magic
13.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 8.5apg, 1.5spg, 17.0epg

Showcasing the depth of talent in the U16 pool, all four teams contributed top performers to this year's five.

MVP Babalola (15.5PPG, 14.5RPG, 3.5BPG) was all over the court for victorious Magic, highlighted by his double-double average, plus seven blocks, the highest of any player this weekend.

Daniel Banjoko (16.0PPG, 8.0RPG, 5.0APG, 4.0SPG) was another healthy contributor across the stat sheet, leading a talented Newham roster to second place behind the North West side.

Manchester Giants may have closed the weekend in fourth, but Jayden Evora Gomes (22.5PPG, 9.5RPG) certainly did his bit this weekend, and his battle in the 3rd/4th place game with Sussex's Rafi Jalloh (18.0PPG, 4.5APG, 7.5SPG) was great viewing for anyone able to take their eyes of the Manchester Newham contest on court one.

No player dished the ball as well as Manchester's Jack Walton (13.5PPG, 8.5APG), and his assist mark was a full two dimes more than the next closest challenger, strengthening his credentials to make the grade.

Honourable mentions

Francesco Cole - Newham Youngbloods
13.5PPG, 8.0RPG, 1.5BPG, 18.0EPG

Jamaul McAllister - Sussex Storm
18.5PPG, 4.5RPG, 3.0APG, 2.5SPG, 13.5EPG

U18 Women

Adaora Dioramma - cola southwark pride (MVP)
8.5pPG, 9.0rpg, 2.0bpg, 13.5epg
Louisa Gibbins - Ipswich Basketball
23.5ppg, 18.0rpg, 4.0apg, 3.0spg, 2.5bpg, 36.0epg
Felicia Jacobs - CoLA Southwark Pride
7.0ppg, 11.0rpg, 13.0epg
irene oboavwoduo - manchester mystics
11.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 4.0apg, 2.5apg, 13.0epg
Tiarna Chambers-Desmond - Nottingham Wildcats
10.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 11.5epg

MVP Adaora Dioramma (8.5PPG, 9,0RPG) did no wrong for CoLA as she leads the way in the U18W category, joined by team mate Felicia Jacobs (7.0PPG, 11.0RPG), who signs off her junior career before heading stateside to Temple with another accolade under her belt.

Few players put together a stat line as strong as Louisa Gibbins (23.5PPG, 18.0RPG, 4.0APG, 3.0SPG) this weekend, with the Ipswich forward putting on a show for the Endeavour faithful across both games.

Irene Oboavwoduo (11.5PPG, 8.0RPG) is a double age group selection after a nod in the U16s as well, she helped Manchester to second spot after a strong tournament.

Tiarna Chambers-Desmond rounds out the five, with the Nottingham forward recording a pair of efficient performances for the Wildcats. Taking just 14 shots across the weekend but hitting nearly 60% of them, Chambers-Desmond did a little bit of everything to help her team's cause.

Honourable mentions

Valerie Cassidy-De Falco, Nottingham Wildcats
12.5PPG, 7.5RPG, 3.5APG, 4.0SPG, 9.5EPG

Ayla Habbal, CoLA Southwark Pride
6.0PPG, 4.5RPG, 3.5APG, 4.0SPG, 9.0EPG

U18 Men

Tim Oboh - Canterbury Academy Crusaders (MVP)
29.0pPG, 23.0rpg, 2.0apg, 2.0bpg, 38.5epg
Tyrese Poku Mensah - Islington Panthers
23.0ppg, 11.5rpg, 4.5apg, 5.5spg, 28.0epg
Devontae Da Costa - Islington Panthers
19.0ppg, 12.5rpg, 5.5apg, 2.0bpg, 26.0epg
Ludlow Hewson - Canterbury Academy Crusaders
19.5ppg, 8.5rpg, 6.5apg, 2.5spg, 22.5epg
Shem Onadeko - Canterbury Academy Crusaders
19.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 5.0apg, 2.0spg, 20.0epg

Canterbury Academy Crusaders crushed the opposition this weekend so it's no shock to see the South East programme providing three picks, with the other two coming from the only team who didn't face them over the two days.

Few players looked more dominant compared to their peers than MVP selection Tim Oboh (29.0PPG, 23.0RPG), with the Crusaders' forward leading his side to a worthy championship.

He's joined by guard duo Ludlow Hewson (19.5PPG, 8.5RPG, 6.5APG) and Shem Onadeko (19.5PPG, 5.0RPG, 5.0APG), who both did enough around Oboh's output to push their side to the title.

National Cup winners Islington Panthers came unstuck on Saturday so had to settle for third place, but Tyrese Poku Mensah (23.0PPG, 11.5RPG, 5.5SPG) and Devontae Da Costa (19.0PPG, 12.5RPG, 5.5APG) both put up solid numbers and can be proud of their performances over the two days.