Vlatko Granic has earned his first BBL All Star 5 recognition of the season, being named on the bench for week 7.
The big Croatian registered a double-double in vain as the Giants went down to Plymouth Raiders at the weekend.
Vlatko Granic (@vgranic32) is keeping your Giants in this, with 14 first half points. Here he took the feed from Willie Clayton (@willieclayton21) after Mike McCall Jr (@AyoMCJr11) called the play – did you see it? Work to do to maintain our perfect away record.#beeGIANT?? pic.twitter.com/Ds9OznWrOb
— Manchester Giants ? (@McrGiants) November 11, 2018
He scored 22 points to lead the team in scoring, and also grabbed 10 rebounds and two blocks.
Team-mate Willie Clayton also recorded another double-double, 11 points and 11 rebounds in a tough loss.
The Giants are on the road again this Sunday when they travel to Cheshire Phoenix for the BBL Cup quarter-finals.
This week’s lineup features a quartet of stars making their third appearances of the season, and you can also check this review of FanDuel sports.
Vlatko Granic (@vgranic32) makes the bench for @BBLofficial ⭐️5⃣ for the first time, with 22 points, 10 rebounds & 2 blocks on the road at Plymouth. Well deserved for his hard work recently as he's 14 points, 9 rebounds & 3 assists over the last three games. ???#beeGIANT?? https://t.co/Nhr3pgR4EP
— Manchester Giants ? (@McrGiants) November 13, 2018
Josh Wilcher (Plymouth Raiders)
The first of four players to make a third appearance in the lineup this season after Wilcher helped lead Plymouth to another home victory on Sunday. He put up a joint team-high 24 points and handed out nine assists for the second straight game in a convincing win.
Jeremy Smith (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
Smith makes his season debut in the lineup after pouring in 27 points in 25 minutes of action with 10 of 13 shooting from the field. The American, who joined after the season opener, also weighed in with five rebounds and two assists to help the Eagles to victory.
Donte Nicholas (Plymouth Raiders)
A third appearance for Nicholas along with his Raiders team-mate after a near triple-double performance in his team’s win against Manchester. The forward had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, whilst also dishing out seven assists to continue his impressive form.
Brandon Peel (London Lions)
Peel also makes his third appearance in the current campaign after a strong display to help the league leaders, London Lions defeat Leicester Riders. He scored 19 points including 9 of 12 from inside the arc and just missed out on a double-double with nine boards in the 73-76 triumph.
Victor Moses (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle)
One of the biggest stat-lines of the season was produced by Moses in his side’s 97-89 success against Worcester Wolves. The American forward posted 31 points on 70% shooting, whilst also grabbing 15 rebounds to go with three assists and a season-high four blocks to earn his third spot in the All-Star Five.
Off the bench: Justin Robinson (London Lions), Darell Combs (Worcester Wolves), Chris Alexander (DBL Sharks Sheffield), Devontavius Payne (Plymouth Raiders), Rob Marsden (DBL Sharks Sheffield), Vlatko Granic (Manchester Giants), Deshawn Freeman (Worcester Wolves)
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