David Kadiri has been named off the bench in the Molten BBL Team of the Year 2017-18.
Kadiri, 23, was signed by the Giants last summer out of the University of Buffalo and had a remarkable debut year as a professional.
In 28 games, Kadiri averaged 18.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, completing 12 double-doubles throughout the season.
Eight of the 12 BBL teams were represented in the team of the year selection, which includes the starting five and the bench of seven.
The team, which is voted for by all BBL clubs, in full is below:
Justin Robinson (London Lions)
It has been a terrific first year with Lions for the Great Britain guard and it could get a lot better on Sunday when he leads his hometown club into the Play-Off Final at The 02. Robinson has shown his class throughout, averaging 17.8 points per game in the Championship – helped by a superb 46% from long-range. He also handed out 5.6 assists per outing.
Tony Hicks (Surrey Scorchers)
The guard established himself as a firm fans’ favourite at Surrey Sports Park and was the form player in the BBL during the second half of the campaign with a deluge of weekly All-Star Five and Monthly awards. Hicks poured in 19.4 points per game and killed it with 62% from the field, also serving up an average of 5.9 assists each time he hit the hardwood.
Jaysean Paige (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
Even if it was a season that ended in disappointment for the empty-handed Eagles, Paige was phenomenal in his first BBL season as he led the scoring charts with 22.6 points per game and was the only player to hit the 700-point milestone in the league. As well as 5.7 assists, the guard also did it defensively by leading the league in steals with 2.3 per game.
Pierre Hampton (Leicester Riders)
Difficult to stand out in a deep and title-winning team, Hampton has still impressed other BBL clubs with his efforts. Last year’s MVP at The 02, he has been a cornerstone of what remains another potential treble-winning season for Riders, averaging 14 points per game from an efficient 60% shooting in the league – as well as 5.9 boards and 2.2 assists per game.
CJ Gettys (Cheshire Phoenix)
The impact that the Cheshire big man had on his team and the BBL itself was considerable as he cemented himself as a leading light during a highly productive first campaign. He was instrumental in Phoenix winning the BBL Cup and in the Championship, he harvested a near double-double campaign with 18.1 points and 9.5 rebounds per outing.
Off the bench – Tyler Bernardini (Leicester Riders), Brandon Peel (London Lions), JR Holder (Leicester Riders), David Kadiri (Manchester Giants), Gareth Murray (Glasgow Rocks), Dirk Williams (DBL Sharks Sheffield), Kieron Achara (Glasgow Rocks).