It’s our first line-up to be revealed in 2017 and includes a debutante and two players appearing for a third time.
Zaire Taylor (London Lions)
The experienced playmaker led his team to a hard-fought road win against Surrey Scorchers in front of a sell-out crowd. Taylor inspired victory for Lions on the first day of the New Year by contributing 24 points and wrapping up an all-action stat-line with an excellent seven assists, seven rebounds and two steals, for this third starting slot of the campaign.
Daryl Corletto (Plymouth Raiders)
The Raiders’ guard produced the joint-best performance efficiency valuation of the entire week after coming up with a scintillating downtown shooting display in the big home win against Manchester Giants. Corletto put on a three-point clinic as he converted five of his six attempts en-route to 21 points, as well as dishing up seven assists.
Donte Nicholas (Plymouth Raiders)
The honours for the best performance of the week is shared in the same locker room, with Nicholas matching the performance efficiency valuation of his Raiders' team-mate. He was also on-form in the match-up against Giants as he secured his third starting berth of the season off the back of a terrific 20 points, eight assists, four rebounds and three steals.
Malcolm Riley (DBL Sharks Sheffield)
The forward finds himself in our fab five for a second time since he arrived in the BBL earlier in the season. He has played a major role in helping Sharks finish December with three wins from as many games, after starring with 21 points and six boards in a thrilling one-point road success at the Copper Box Arena against London Lions.
Taylor King (Leicester Riders)
It’s a debut place in our starting line-up for the Riders’ big man after playing the main role in cutting down the visiting Leeds Force. King dropped 19 points at the Leicester Sports Arena and was particularly effective under the hoop as he fell just one rebound shy of securing a double-double on a nice night of work.
Off the bench – Rashad Hassan (London Lions), Jawad Adekoya (Cheshire Phoenix), Cory Dixon (Plymouth Raiders), Gareth Murray (Glasgow Rocks), Jermaine Sanders (Leeds Force), Maurice Walker (Worcester Wolves), Will Neighbour (Surrey Scorchers).