In his second season with the Leicester Riders Point Guard Rema Lascelles continues to display an impressive poise and IQ as he contributes off the bench for the Riders. After growing into his role last season with the Riders as he moved consistently into the guard rotation and was once again a steady contributor this term.
The 26 year old Point Guard from Derby uses his lengthy 6ft6 inch frame against smaller guards around the basket to both create for his teammates and get off his own shot. Rema’s contribution to the Riders has always been greater than the stat sheet might show, its his game management, tough defence and ability to make those around him better that have made his a valuable asset to Coach Rob Paternostro over the past 2 seasons.
October 17th 2018 V Dinamo Sassari – FIBA Europe Cup
Stat Line: 7 Points (3-4 FG), 2 Rebounds, 4 Assists
The Leicester Riders took on the eventual tournament winners Dinamo Sassari in their first FIBA Europe Cup game of the season back in October and despite battling hard fell to the Italians 78-90. Despite the calibre of opponent Rema provided yet another of his cool headed efficient performances finding his teammates for the score on 4 occasions and chipping in with 7 points of his own on an impressive 75% shooting.
November 2nd 2018 V Newcastle Eagles – BBL Championship
Stat Line: 7 Points (3-5 FG), 3 Rebounds, 6 Assists
Fresh of a FIBA Europe Cup game away in Hungary the Leicester Riders travelled up North to face their BBL Rivals the Newcastle Eagles, the Riders took the victory on the night 84-68 in an impressive team display. Rema had a great all round performance handing out 6 dimes including a spectacular touch pass to Jamell Anderson who finished under the basket for 2, Lascelles also knocked down 2 outside jumpers displaying the improvements he had made on his jumpshot from the season before. The British Guard did all this in just 11 minutes on court as the Riders went 2 & 0 in BBL competition.
November 9th2018V London Lions – BBL Championship
Stat Line: 8 Points (3-6 FG), 7 Rebound, 6 Assist
In an unfortunate first loss of their BBL campaign for the Leicester Riders British Guard Rema Lascelles put on another solid all round performance. Lascelles started the game out with 2 slick passes that resulted in a Dunk an Alley-oop followed by a 3 midway through the second quarter. Lascelles kept finding his teammates with some nice passes inside and one for an Andy Thomson 3 but unfortunately despite a good performance personally the Riders fell to the Lions 73-76.