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All Star Five – Week 17

Our second line up of 2016 sees one of our starters posting the second best display of the entire BBL season, we also have two debutantes and someone becoming the first player to take his sixth starting slot.
Rahmon Fletcher (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
Yes, the Eagles’ point guard is the first player this season to find himself as one of our starters for a sixth time. Fletcher came up with a typically influential contribution for the north-east club in a one-sided BBL Championship success against Surrey Scorchers as he completed a super double-double of 13 points and 10 assists at Sport Central. He was also just two rebounds shy of a spectacular triple-double.
Josh Wilcher (Plymouth University Raiders)
The playmaker helped his team finally move into a Play-Off berth after leading the way for Raiders in a league win against Leeds Force. Wilcher went five of eight from the field, hit three triples and sunk plenty from the free-throw line to corral 24 points, which went alongside seven assists and three rebounds, as the Australian booked his second appearance in the space of three weeks.
Marcus Ware (Glasgow Rocks)
The Rocks’ forward flies into our starting line-up for the very first time after one of his best outings of the season. Ware proved a real handful under the hoop against Falkirk Fury in the BBL Trophy as Glasgow moved into the last eight of the competition off the back of a 73% shooting display that resulted in 20 points. He also harvested eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in an excellent night of work.

Andy Thomson (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)

The Eagles’ forward is our second debutante after sealing a first starting place off the back of a highly productive night in his hometown of Manchester. He helped the Eagles move into the Quarter-Finals of the BBL Trophy after a brilliant shooting night against Giants. Thomson scored 21 points from 8 of 11 floor shooting and wrapped up a double-double with 10 rebounds, while also adding five assists and two steals.

Kinu Rochford (Cheshire Phoenix)

Having previously posted the best display of the entire BBL season, the Phoenix forward has now also registered the second best performance with an eye-catching efficiency valuation of 38. The in-form Rochford also racked up the two best efforts of the weekend. His slot comes after a mesmerising 31 point and 14 rebound double-double against Worcester Wolves, which was complimented with five assists.

Off the bench – Drew Sullivan (Leicester Riders), Antone Robinson (Sheffield Sharks), Scott Martin (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle), Pavol Losonsky (Worcester Wolves), Rob Marsden (Leeds Force), Colin Sing (Sheffield Sharks), Danny Huffor (Cheshire Phoenix)

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