Rebound Team of the Week (January 13/14 2024)

D1M keeps on rolling, and with it come more high-class performances for Rebound's Chris Hughes to assess.

The Rebound All-Star organiser, content producer, YouTube host and producer, commentator and social media observer, had six games to keep an eye on this past weekend as he selected another batch of Player and Team of the Week picks.

Have your say on this week's choices and give a shout-out to the players you think deserve one using the hashtag #NBL2324 and #ReboundTOTW. Don't forget to tag us!    

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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


Landon Taliaferro - Nottingham Hoods, guard


Taliaferro directly contributed by scoring or assisting on 18 of Nottingham’s 31 first-quarter points as the Hoods raced to an early seven-point lead.

The former Fairfield University guard’s influence continued throughout the game as he led all scorers in the seven-point dub, flirting with a triple-double performance.

The Nottingham man was also the catalyst down the stretch with 10 points from a tied position, including a personal 7-0 run, to earn his side victory and Rebound’s NBL Player Of The Week title in the process.

Greg Skoric - Nottingham Hoods, centre


The imposing centre was protecting the dub down the stretch this weekend, notching three important blocks to help the Hoods go on a 9-0 scoring run that would eventually seal victory.

In an efficient double-double performance, with an eye watering six blocks, it all added up to an impressive overall outing.

Skoric also helped with the scoring, notching 18 points, with six of those coming in the final quarter. That stretch also included an alley-oop, to provide a great exclamation mark on a solid day's work.

Elijah Bailey – Loughborough Riders, guard


Bailey put on a shooting masterclass and was influential in handing Bradford an 87-82 loss this weekend.

Loughborough had the momentum for most of the game, however in a 29-20 third quarter Bailey kept the offense going, contributing 11 of Riders’ 20 points in that frame.

He was lights-out from downtown, shooting 4/6 from three-point range as the rest of Loughborough roster combined for six from 22.

Bradford faired similarly to Loughborough from beyond the arc (10/31), making Bailey's efforts in a close game all the more impressive.

Ronald Blain - Bradford Dragons, forward


Blain is back, and he made it known in an impressive debut performance with the only issue being it was not enough to deliver the dub for his new team.

Blain and Bradford dominated the third quarter with the two-time Rebound All Star shooting efficiently and opening the floor for his team-mates to find the spacing needed for easy looks. The Dragons took the frame 29-20, but it wouldn't be enough to seal the win.

Corey Johnson - Derby Trailblazers, guard


Johnson was on fire this weekend, playing his part in a 100-point-plus team tally as the guard showcased his BBL flair and winning mentality to lead all players with eight assists.

Derby started the fourth with a 15-2 run to give themselves a 24-point cushion down the stretch. Johnson played his part in building that lead, firstly by assisting Derby’s opening field goal of the run then by netting a triple as the momentum really shifted in the Trailblazers' favour.

Team basketball 

Hoods see off Worthing

Nottingham pulled together to take down Worthing Thunder, with the bench putting on a pass-first display to help aid Nottingham to find good looks as the team made more than half of their field goal attempts (39/72, 54%).

Diogo Soares was among the contingency directly influencing on the defensive end, posting four steals and two blocks as Nottingham were locked in on both ends. Overall the Midlands side posted three times as many blocks as their opponents (9-3).

Honourable mentions 

Jonas Dieterich (DTB) - 18P/5R/2A/20EFF

Sam Masten (DTB) - 15P/6A/16EFF

Juan Manning (BA) - 16P/11R/6A/21EFF

Mitch Clarke (REA) - 14P/5R/4A/2S/21EFF

Johde Campbell (ESS) - 13P/7R/8A/4S/20EFF



Main image credit - Rico Mariano