Manchester Giants captain Callum Jones and Willie Clayton have been named off the bench in the BBL Team of the Week.
A split weekend for the Giants saw a dramatic late win at Bristol Flyers, before a home defeat to Glasgow Rocks on Sunday.
BIG team effort and WIN against a strong Bristol team! My guy Bankevics is a cold blooded shooter! 🏀🏀🏀 https://t.co/xzJfibE2Uf
— Cal Jones (@40cal_jones) December 15, 2018
Clayton recorded yet another double-double, 18 points and 20 rebounds, against the Flyers, and then went even better against the Rocks with 22 points and 13 rebounds.
Jones put in a real captain’s knock against Bristol, shooting 72% to record 16 points and six assists, adding another 16 points and five assists against the Rocks.
Captain's performances from Callum Jones (@40cal_jones) at the weekend as he scored 32 points on an amazing 73% from the field across our two games.#beeGIANT🐝🏀 #BritishBasketball pic.twitter.com/EMq3tyRUA2
— Manchester Giants 🏀 (@McrGiants) December 17, 2018
All-Star Five – Week 11
There were several big performances at the weekend resulting in one of the most competitive battles for starting spots this season.
Justin Robinson (London Lions)
Back-to-back appearances for the reigning MVP after another big weekend for the league-leading Lions. Robinson handed out nine assists to go with 22 points in the overtime triumph against the Sharks having scored 17 points in overcoming the Royals.
Momcilo Latinovic (Cheshire Phoenix)
The Phoenix captain fired in a BBL career-high of 35 points to help his side end their losing run. Latinovic hit four triples and went 9 of 11 from the foul line, whilst also adding seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in the win in Worcester.
Donte Nicholas (Plymouth Raiders)
Another all-round display from Nicholas as he racks up a fifth starting spot this season – the first player to do so. He played the full 40 minutes in the win over the Royals with 19 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and four steals to lead Plymouth to victory.
Ladarius Tabb (London Lions)
Two double-doubles in two wins for Tabb in helping the Lions extend their lead at the top. The American posted 23 points and a season-high 17 rebounds in the London derby success before backing it up with 24 points and 14 boards along with five steals against Sheffield.
Ali Fraser (Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks)
A debut appearance for the Scot after contributing 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists to help Glasgow to a second straight road win in Manchester. Fraser shot 10 of 13 from the floor and also came up with two blocks in protecting the paint.
Off the bench: Callum Jones (Manchester Giants), Chris Alexander, Dirk Williams (DBL Sharks Sheffield), Dii’jon Allen-Jordan (Cheshire Phoenix), Kieron Achara (Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks), Willie Clayton (Manchester Giants), CJ Gettys (Cheshire Phoenix)