We turn our attention to the first re-ranking of the Top 20 players for the 2017 UK camp.
Michael Anumba stays firm at the #1 spot following his impressive start to NBL D1 season leading Manchester Magic in minutes posting 14.1 PPG, 5.7 RPG & 2.6 APG on 47% FG.
Also staying put as the #2 ranked player is Caleb Fuller with a solid campaign so far in his debut season for Barking Abbey & Kent Crusaders putting up numbers in NBL D1 of 14.8 PPG, 4.3 RPG & 2.9 APG on 48 FG%.
We see a slight change to the #3 and #4 spots with Charnwood College teammates Sesan Russell and Hosana Kitenge switching places after the first part of the season. New #3 ranked Russell is posting 11.6 PPG, 3,4 RPG & 3.6 APG in NBL D1.
We have a new member into the Top 5 with Ariel John Edu moving up 3 spots after a blistering start to the EABL campaign posting monstrous numbers of 22.4 PPG & 15.8 RPG as well as adding 3.4 BPG on 53.4 FG% resulting in a 33.0 Efficiency Rating.
Three players competing in NBL D1 all move up three spots to get closer to the Top 5 with new #6 ranked Leighton Elliott-Sewell (11.3 PPG & 5.3 RPG), #7 ranked Sean Nealon-Lino (14.6 PPG & 5.1 RPG) and #8 ranked Morgan Carter (11.1 PPG & 5.3 RPG) all having promising starts to the 2017/18 season.
Edoardo Del Cadia moves up 4 spots to break into the Top 10 as the new #9 ranked player after a fast start for Myerscough College in both the EABL and NBL D3. He is averaging 18.3 PPG & 8.6 RPG and now becoming a well recognised name across Basketball England.
It should be no surprise that Jonny Hall has moved in the Top 20 landing at the #15 spot. The 7ft’ big man from Ipswich basketball continues to rapidly improve where is dominating both the EABL and NBL D2 averaging an eye-opening 25.7 PPG & 15.2 RPG on 54.8 FG%.
MADE THE CUT
Jonathan Brown joins the Top 20 becoming the #17 ranked player following a breakout start to the season leading Canterbury High School to 3rd place in the EABL posting 17.3 PPG, 6.2 RPG & 3.8 APG. He is also posting a team high 21.6 PPG in NBL D4 for Kent Crusaders.
Eisley Swaine comes in at the #18 ranked spot after torching the ABL (32.4 PPG) but this year has shown he can also compete at the higher level in NBL D1 for Bradford Dragons with solid numbers of 9.9 PPG, 3.5 APG & 2.6 RPG.
To see the full updated Top 20 rankings please click here
– Re-rankings were taken from the start of the 2017/18 season up until Xmas.
– Season Stats on the current Player Profiles pages are averages taken across all leagues.
– Tyrese Walters-Lawrence injury has affected his ranking out of the Top 20.
– Carl Ntifo comes out of the rankings due to being ineligible now playing in the USA.
– Massive thanks to clubs, EABL / Basketball England (Dave Owen) for providing statistics.
– The next re-rankings will take place in April 2018 with final rankings in August 2018.
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