As we close in on the upcoming camp this summer and with the first part of the 2014/15 season well underway, we turn to updating our player rankings. We see a lot of movement with a new player making the Top 20 as well as an emerging talent creeping into the Top 5.
The silky smooth 6ft 2″ Guard Jules Dang Akodo stays at #1 as he continues to have a great season in Germany at Skyliners Frankfurt II averaging 9.5 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 2.3 APG. The England International recently notched up a season high of 21 points going 5/8 from behind the arc whilst dishing out 4 assists.
We have a new #2 with Great Britain International Kavell Bigby-Williams jumping up a spot as he is having a stellar freshman year at Gilette College. The 6ft 10″ Power Forward is averaging a near double double of 10.9 PPG and 9.8 RPG on a very impressive 62% FG in 31 games this season.
Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye climbs two places to #3 for his current outburst in his rookie season in the BBL for Bristol Flyers. The 6ft 1″ Point Guard and England International is displaying an impressive stat line of 8.4 PPG & 2.4 APG on 44FG% in 22 minutes per outing.
The new addition to the Top 5 is Akwasi Yeboah as he soars up a massive four places to be ranked #5 behind a dominant first part of the season for Basketball England’s Division 1 Kent Crusaders. The 6ft 5″ versatile wing player is tallying 14.5 PPG & 5.7 PRG becoming one of the leading figures in the league week in week out catapulting his side to a very successful season so far.
Movers & Shakers
Deane Williams, a 6ft 7″ Power Forward is having a dominant season so far leading the EABL in rebounds with 13.1 per game and being ranked No. 8 in efficiency rating. Williams has also suited up for BBL Bristol Flyers this season where he has shot an extremely efficient 67% FG.
Joe-Junior Mvuezolo is another player who jumps up four places to #13 as he hits the ground running in his Freshman year at Miami Dade College posting 10.4 PPG & 3.6 RPG on a very impressive 41%FG from beyond the arc.
Liam Carpenter, a player always under the radar finds himself climbing three places up to #17 after a great start to his first professional season in Germany for Schwabing. The 6ft 2″ shooting guard currently leads his team in scoring with 12.5 PPG as well as adding 3.6 RPG & 3.2 APG showing the versatility he possesses.
The biggest mover is Sam Newman who jumps up 5 places to get on the Top 20 board behind an incredible season so far in the EABL and National League. The 6ft 3″ Point Guard is leading the EABL league in scoring at 32.1 PPG, adding 4.1 SPG on a very impressive 69% FG and 41% FG from beyond the arc as well as leading Ipswich to a current 3rd place in Basketball England Division 2.
Ajou Deng (previously ranked #6) has dropped to #9 due to injury.