All-Star 5 – Week 26

The latest All-Star 5 is led by BBL Trophy Final MVP Jeremiah Bailey, following a sensational finish in which Caledonia Gladiators beat Cheshire Phoenix live on Sky Sports on Sunday, and he is joined by a fellow team and a pair of London Lions in a team led by Sa’eed Nelson of the B. Braun Sheffield Sharks.

Sa’eed Nelson – B. Braun Sheffield Sharks
In Friday night’s BBL Championship action, Sheffield beat Leicester Riders at Ponds Forge to make it six straight league wins as they moved up to sixth in the table, led by a fourth All-Star 5 appearance for Sa ‘eed Nelson, and a third in the last five weeks, as he ranks fifth among all players. The American point guard finished with 14 points on 6-10 shooting (60%), with seven rebounds, four assists and three steals, including a touchdown, an assist and a steal in the 11-3 run that decided the game in the last three. minutes.

Jeremiah Bailey – Caledonian Gladiators
Caledonia’s 20-year wait for the silver medal came to a spectacular end with a buzzer-beater winning the BBL Trophy at the Emirates Arena on Sunday, as Jeremiah Bailey won the MVP award and continues to lead the league in overall appearances at the All -Star 5, with this being his ninth. Playing 38 minutes, he finished the final with 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists and a steal, including a key game-tying assist from Prince Onwas with 30 seconds left and an iconic pass between the legs in the buildup. to the heroics of David Sloan’s last breath. He had previously scored six straight points in the third quarter to put the Gladiators ahead after trailing for most of the first half.

Vojtech Hruban – London Lions
In midweek BBL Championship action, London Lions picked up a huge win over Newcastle Eagles at the Copper Box Arena with a season-high total of 61 points off the bench, led by Vojtech Hruban as he makes his fourth All -Star 5 showing, joint- fifth among all players with Sa’eed Nelson. He scored 19 points in 25 minutes on 3-6 (50%) shooting from three points, with three rebounds, two assists and two steals, including five points, two assists and two boards in an explosive finish for a 32-point first quarter. that set up the win as Lions led from tip to buzzer.

Luke Nelson – London Lions
Great Britain international guard Luke Nelson was another big scorer off the Lions’ bench in that win, resulting in his third weekly team appearance of the campaign. He scored 17 points in just 16 minutes, shooting 7-for-11 (63%) from the field and dishing out three assists, including the last four points in that first-quarter spell and six points in under a minute to end the third quarter.

Fahro Alihodzic – Caledonian Gladiators
Big man Fahro Alihodzic played 33 minutes in the BBL Trophy final and makes his second consecutive All-Star 5 appearance after strong performances at both ends. He finished with 12 points, eight rebounds and two blocks, with five of those rebounds coming on the offensive end, as 16 second-chance points in the game proved crucial for the Gladiators. That included four points and two offensive boards, both of which led to scores, as the Gladiators pulled ahead early in the third quarter.

From the bench: Marc Loving (Leicester Riders), Darius Defoe (Newcastle Eagles), Kimbal Mackenzie (Leicester Riders), Will Neighbor (Cheshire Phoenix), Tahjai Teague (Cheshire Phoenix), Kyle Johnson (Newcastle Eagles), Marcus Delpeche (B Braun Sheffield Sharks).


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