Neil Watson and Rashad Hassan had a huge impact on the Riders’ victory against the Wolves last Saturday. With 16 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds to fill the line-up, even Watson was surprised by his own performance in the game.
“Yeah, very surprising. 7 rebounds and 10 assists, actually I’m kinda shocked. Luckily I got some the best bigs in the league, they have good hands and they can really finish around a basket.”
One of those “best bigs” would be Hassan whose teamwork with Watson made them a fantastic combination on the floor.
“Yes, I absolutely love playing with Rashad “Deuce Deuce” Hassan who brings a lot of versatility to our big man,” said Watson. “He’s playing down there in the post area and able to manoeuvre on the wing fifteen feet away from the basket so he’s a really big help for those assists.”
Hasshan is just as grateful for Watson’s ability to find him wherever he is on the court to turn and finish the play.
“Yeah, typical Neil,” said Hassan. “He’s always dropping dimes. I appreciate that because that’s where the majority of my points come from. But you know any time he’s over 10 assists that’s a great individual stat for him and helps the team us out a lot.”
Expect more great plays from Watson, Hassan and the rest of the Riders in Newcastle on Friday and then the home game against Sheffield Sharks in the BBL Championship on Saturday February 7th.
Report Credit: Shaun Wright