BBL Championship

The final home game for a month sees the B. Braun Sheffield Sharks taking on the Surrey Scorchers on Friday in front of the Sky Sports cameras. The action is relentless as the Sharks head up to Scotland on Sunday to match up against the Glasgow Rocks and complete an interesting double header weekend.

Friday – Sharks v Scorchers – Ponds Forge – 7.30pm

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Ones To Watch

Stanley Davis Jr – the livewire guard is currently leading the Scorchers in scoring with 19.1 points per game as well as pulling down 6.8 boards and dishing out 3.9 assists. Davis added 21 points in the recent game against Cheshire but it wasn’t enough to prevent Surrey going down by 62-90.

Devin Thomas – recent signing who debuted against the Sharks at the end of January. Already looking hot off the glass with 6.3 rebounds per game in his six games so far.

Tayo Ogedengbe – Brit vet who brings all his experience to bear when leading Surrey from the front. Currently averaging 13 points per game and was sorely missed in the last encounter against the Sharks back in January.

Desmond Ringer – recent Surrey signing to bolster their roster following a series of unfortunate injuries. 6’ 9” forward from McDonough, Georgia who most recently played in the German Regionaliga.

Last Meeting

January 23rd 2022 – Surrey Scorchers (Davis Jr 17 Robertin 16 Jamison 15) 65 B. Braun Sheffield Sharks (Tuck 16 Ratinho 15 Wallace 12) 70

Sunday – Rocks v Sharks– Emirates Arena – 5.00pm

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Ones To Watch

Alasdair Fraser – battling through injury currently but highly influential for the Rocks. Currently averaging 16.9 points per game, almost identical to the 17 points he poured in against his former side Leicester last Sunday.

Boban Jacdonmi – top scored against the Sharks a fortnight ago with 21 and also added 15 points with 7 rebounds in the 76-105 loss to the Riders last weekend.

Jordan Harris – do-it-all guard who packed the statlines last week against Leicester with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks. Averaging 18 points in the BBL Championship overall.

Jordan Johnson – only played just short of 12 minutes against the Riders but has already got the reputation as an assist-friendly playmaker thanks to his 8.3 dimes per game as well as a not inconsiderable 16.1 points in the season so far.

Last Meeting

February 11th 2022 – B. Braun Sheffield Sharks (Glasgow Jr 21 Johnson 20 Wallace 14) 90 Glasgow Rocks (Jacdonmi 21 Hillsman 13 Harris 13) 77

Shark Bites

The Sharks have won their last 5 home games against Surrey Scorchers; their most recent loss being on 29th September 2017.

Since losing at Surrey Sports Park on 23rd December 2012, the Sharks have a 21 wins, 3 losses record when playing the Scorchers.

On Sunday, the Sharks go for their fifth consecutive victory over Glasgow Rocks. It would, if the Sharks win, be their 13th win in the last 16 games against the Rocks.

Since the Rocks joined the BBL in 1998, the Sharks have met them 76 times in league matches and have won 57 of those Championship-only games.

SharkNation

It’s time to fill the Tank once again as the Sky Sports cameras come to Ponds Forge for our big Friday night game against Surrey Scorchers. It’s also our last home game for a month so we need the SharkNation to fill the arena, loud and proud! We’re currently 2-1 in February so we need your support to try and turn that into 4-1 on this big double-header weekend. Hit the ticket link at the top of this page to secure your seat as soon as possible. Don’t forget that if you want to catch our Sunday evening game away at Glasgow, you can see it live and for free on the BBL Player (link elsewhere on this page). Bang those drums, exercise those vocal chords, make some noise and get behind Atiba, Mike and the guys! #FearTheFin

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