BBL All-Star Five - Week 1

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As the dust settles on the opening weekend of the 2017-18 season, our first fantastic five features an array of new faces.

Saah Nimley (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
The rookie enjoyed a scorching start to his BBL career after helping his new club to rack up a record victory with a massive success against Leeds Force as the Eagles made a big opening day statement.  Nimley showed his scoring and creative ability with 28 points and 7 assists - as well as 4 rebounds and 2 steals.

Jaysean Paige (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
In similar fashion to his backcourt partner, Paige also opened up with a huge debut display in the monstrous victory at Leeds. The travelling Eagles fans will have been excited by their new signing after he registered 30 points and 6 assists, with his scoring haul coming from a jaw-dropping 13 of 16 from the floor.

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Mackey McKnight (DBL Sharks Sheffield)

It was a mixed first couple of games for Sharks, but after a gut-wrenching home loss to Scorchers, McKnight helped Sharks to bounce back with a vibrant victory against Glasgow in front of a huge crowd at the Emirates. He contributed 18 points, 6 assists and 2 steals in an all-action performance.

Demonte Flannigan (London Lions)
It was a perfect start to the season for London as they finished the first weekend top of the standings with a pair of wins. It was Flannigan who was the standout figure for his team as he produced a nice debut with 19 points and 6 boards last Friday in a terrific road win at Worcester Wolves.

Daniel Edozie (Bristol Flyers)

During an opening weekend absolutely dominated by guards, Edozie was one of the few frontcourt players to post a pivotal display.  The powerhouse helped Flyers win the south-west derby against Plymouth with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds, to support the impressive efforts of his team-mates Rhondell Goodwin and Brandon Boggs in the backcourt.

Off the bench – Gareth Murray (Glasgow Rocks), Eric Robertson (Leicester Riders), Callum Jones (Manchester Giants), Tony Hicks (Surrey Scorchers), Trayvon Palmer (Worcester Wolves), Neil Watson (Plymouth Raiders), Rohndell Goodwin (Bristol Flyers).

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