After last weekend’s record breaking performance against Surrey United in the BBL Championship, 3 of the Riders side were named in this weeks BBL Team of the Week.
Explosive guard Conner Washington continued his fantastic start to the season with an impressive 16 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals, earning himself a spot in the starting 5 for the first time this season.
“I really enjoyed Saturday’s game, theres nothing like flowing as a team from start to finish. All 12 guys came in and contributed towards the result!” Commented Conner after the game.
“Over the past season with the Riders I have been really happy when playing. Normally I tend to be very serious and of course I am but being happy takes me beyond all that and it feels awesome to be out competing with my team and everything is in a state of harmony.”
Conner’s development as a player hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Riders as he was awarded the sides ‘Most Improved Player’ of the year award at last seasons annual awards dinner.
“We are all proud of Conner’s development” said Head Coach Rob Paternostro.
“He continues to get better everyday and is a great example for young players throughout the country.”
Rashad Hassan and Drew Sullivan also made the team with a spot on the bench after a phenomenal team display which saw the Riders put up 107 points against a young Surrey United side.
“He continues to get better everyday and is a great example for young players throughout the country”
Hassan has been a great addition to the Riders side in his rookie season averaging 13 points and 7 rebounds per game whilst GB Captain and last seasons BBL MVP Drew Sullivan has picked up where he finished last season.
Next up for the Riders are Glasgow Rocks in the BBL Championship at the John Sandford Center on Saturday 26th October, tickets can be bought here, with tip off at 7:30pm.