WBBL All-Star Five – Week 3

Our line-up this week includes the return of the reigning WBBL MVP and two Great Britain national team players.

Georgia Jones (Manchester Mystics)
The playmaker hit top gear in the match-up against Durham Palatinates, with Jones taking control at the National Basketball Performance Centre. The GB guard finished the contest with a mammoth 30-point haul and also added 7 rebounds and 6 assists for good measure.

Alex Smith (Leicester Riders)
A standout performer in recent WBBL seasons, Caledonia Pride found the combo guard too hot to handle. Smith was a difference-maker in the win against the Scottish side, amassing a majestic double-double of 12 points and 12 assists – as well as grabbing a fabulous 5 steals.

Gianna Woods (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters)
No player has caught fire quite like the WBBL rookie who records a hat-trick of All-Star Five appearances. Her flawless record is matched by  Hatters thanks mainly to Woods, who was unstoppable at Team Northumbria with a monstrous 27 points and 17 boards before fouling out.

Jamila Thompson (Leicester Riders)
The Great Britain forward recorded a typically energetic and powerful display against Caledonia Pride, not only dominating in the paint, but also showcasing her underrated passing skills. Thompson harvested 16 points and 9 rebounds, but dazzled most with a magnificent 8 assists.

Ashley Harris (Nottingham Wildcats)
It was no co-incidence that Wildcats belatedly took their first WBBL Championship of the season as Harris returned to action. She couldn’t be shackled by the home defence, as Cardiff Met Archers were left to rue her game-winning contribution of 31 points and 12 rebounds.

Off the bench – Chantelle Pressley (Sevenoaks Suns), Stef Collins (Cardiff Met Archers), Cat Carr (Sevenoaks Suns), Paula Tarnachowicz (Durham Palatinates), Alison Gorrell (Team Northumbria), Rosanna Reynolds (Caledonia Pride), Deanne Hayward (Leicester Riders).