We turn our attention to re-ranking the Top 20 players for the 2016 camp with movement across the leaderboard.
There has been no changes in the Top 5 with all players putting in solid first half of the seasons for their respected teams. Both #1 RJ Eytle-Rock (12.9 PPG, 4.6 RPG & 3.9 APG) and #5 Dan Akin (10.7 PPG & 7.1 RPG) are leading both Kent Crusaders in NBL Division 2 and Barking Abbey to top seeds so far.
#2 Zion Tordoff is playing some great basketball in the EABL and NBL Division 1 for both Myerscough College and Lancashire Spinners averaging out 13.2 PPG & 7.9 RPG across both teams rounding off a solid first half of the season.
#3 ranked Kayne Henry-McCalla has been dominating this season in the ABL and NBL Division 2 with 21.5 PPG, 7.6 RPG & 2.6 SPG leading both squads in scoring.
Brian Amabilino Perez stays at #4 posting solid numbers in both the EABL (16.3 PPG, 8.4 RPG, & 4.4 APG) and in the top flight NBL Division 1 for Derby Trailblazers with averages of 10.4 PPG & 3.3 RPG.
MOVERS & SHAKERS
It should be no surprise that Amin Amanu has moved up the leaderboard more than any other players to land at the new #6 ranked player as he just misses out on reaching the Top 5. With a breakout season at Barking Abbey & Kent Crusaders, Adamu is the leading scorer in the EABL (21.4 PPG) with overall averages this season of 19.5 PPG & 4.2 RPG on an impressive 54.7 FG%.
JUMPING UP 3 SPOTS
Sesan Russell jumps up to #11 spot with a very good season so far at Charnwood College in both the EABL and NBL Division 3 leading the way posting 17.6 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 3.9 APG & 3.6 SPG.
Moving up into the #14 ranked place is Gedi Juozapaitis who is leading City of London Academy to a 3rd place in the EABL posting 16.8 PPG, 5.8 RPG & 2.6 SPG on 59 FG%. He is also the main threat for Southwark Pride in NBL Division 3 averaging 24.5 PPG.
Josh Edwards is putting in a very tidy season as he moves up to the #16 ranked player behind being the main player for London Thunder in NBL Division 2 and also leading his team to the U18 National Cup Finals. He is putting up 21.3 PPG & 4.8 RPG.
There is just one player who finds himself into the Top 20 which is Johde Campbell who is making waves up and down the country following his move to Charnwood College. The talented Point Guard has arguably been Coach Josh Merrington’s best performer this season which is backed up with 18.4 PPG, 4.6 RPG & 5.2 APG on a very efficient 66.9 FG%.
To see the new updated full list of the Top 20 rankings please click here
– Rankings were decided at the beginning of February 2017.
– Season Stats on the current Player Profiles pages are averages taken across both Academy and National League when ranked (where applicable).
– Adria Amabilino Perez injury during the first part of the season has affected his ranking.
– Massive thanks to the clubs, EABL/ABL and Basketball England for providing statistics.
– The final re-rankings will happen in August 2017.
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