BBL March Statstars

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We take a look at who got it done in the BBL during March.

The Scoring Machines
As in both January and February, there were three players last month that managed to reach the landmark of 20 points per game. It was Cory Dixon (Plymouth University Raiders) who led the way with 23.8 points per game and he only just pipped his team-mate Daryl Corletto (Plymouth University Raiders) who plundered 21.5 points. Meanwhile Stefan Gill (Manchester Giants) weighed in with 20 points per game.

The Hot Hands
Two players managed to break a terrific 65% from the field during March and they were Neil Watson (Leicester Riders) who sunk 65.9% and Pavol Losonsky (Worcester Wolves) who was only just behind with 65.8% from the floor. Nick Lewis (London Lions) took third spot on our shooting podium with 63.4% and Jeff Dirkin (Cheshire Phoenix), Trevor Gruis (Leicester Riders) and Demond Watt (London Lions) all passed 60% too.

Deadly From Deep
Molten BBL Player of the Month, Kieron Achara (Glasgow Rocks) is the somewhat surprise chart-topper from downtown after the Great Britain star sunk 52.6% having bagged 10 of 19 shots from deep. Another frontcourt player in Jamal Williams (London Lions) was second with 47.6% and his colleague Alex Owumi (London Lions) came in with 45% from the perimeter.

The Glass Crashers
In the second of four statistical categories topped by Kieron Achara (Glasgow Rocks), he was the leading rebounder with 10.8 boards per game and one of five players who attained double-digits on the glass. Antone Robinson (Sheffield Sharks) upped his production and corralled 10.7 rebounds per game – a number exactly matched by Demond Watt (London Lions) and Javier Mugica (Worcester Wolves), with another Brit in Dzaflo Larkai (Manchester Giants) harvesting 10 rebounds per game.

On The Line
Finally delivering perfection again, two players were tied at the top of the chart with 100% records in KC Ross-Miller (Surrey Scorchers) and Kieron Achara (Glasgow Rocks) who went a flawless 24 of 24 and 22 of 22 from the line. There were also post 90% performances from Daryl Corletto (Plymouth University Raiders) and Jerrold Brooks (Sheffield Sharks).

Handing It Out
Retaining his top spot from February, Marek Klassen (Leeds Force) continued to show his ability to pull the strings with another sensational performance as he handed out 7.6 assists per game. Rahmon Fletcher (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle) remained in second place with 6.8 per game and Daryl Corletto (Plymouth University Raiders) showed he is not only about putting points on the board with 5.5 assist per game. Mike Anderson (Surrey Scorchers), Callum Jones (Manchester Giants), and Jay Couisnard (Worcester Wolves) all racked up at least five assists per game.

The Pick-Pockets
Five players grabbed more than two steals per game in March, with Warren Gillis (Glasgow Rocks) out in front with 2.5 per game and that saw off Charles Smith (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle) and Callum Jones (Manchester Giants) who were both locked on 2.3 per game. Cory Dixon (Plymouth University Raiders) and Perris Blackwell (Worcester Wolves) showed their prowess as forwards with quick hands, by each snatching and average of two steals per game.

The Swat Kings
There was a swapping of the top two places in February as Kieron Achara (Glasgow Rocks) jumped back above Cory Dixon (Plymouth University Raiders) after swatting 1.8 shots per game compared to 1.5 for Dixon, which was also the same number achieved by Scott Martin (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle), Mike Vigor (Plymouth University Raiders) and Barry Webster (Manchester Giants).

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