BBL Cup Group Stage

Your B. Braun Sheffield Sharks have already qualified for the quarter final stages of the BBL Cup but where will they be seeded? A big Sunday afternoon game against Glasgow Rocks will decide their fate.

Sunday – Sharks v Rocks – Ponds Forge – 4.00pm

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Ones To Watch

Jordan Johnson – the ex-NBA G Leaguer has already been earmarked as one to watch this season. During the Cup campaign so far he has averaged 19.3 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game and 7.2 assists per game.

Ally Fraser – Returning to the Rocks after one season with Leicester Riders, Fraser led the Rocks scoring with 23 as well as pulling down 13 rebounds in their 92-84 win against a short-handed Newcastle Eagles last Sunday.

John Bunyan – The Rocks skipper also played a vital role in the win over the Eagles. He made five of his six 3 point shots for 17 points overall after Glasgow had suffered a nervy third quarter.

Gareth Murray – the Glasgow playcaller combines his playing role with coaching these days but brings all his knowledge and ability from his Great Britain days. Generally averaging fewer minutes these days, he was still highly effective against Newcastle with 7 rebounds and 3 steals to put the Scots joint top of the North group.

Last Meeting

September 26th 2021 – Glasgow Rocks (Johnson 24 Murray 12 Fraser 10) 69 B. Braun Sheffield Sharks (Nichols 23 Delpeche 15 Anderson 10) 79

Shark Bites

The last five meetings between the Sharks and the Rocks go 3-2 in the Sharks favour.

The sides have two of the most assist-friendly point guards in the BBL – Aaron Anderson (7.3 per game) shades Jordan Johnson (7.2 per game) by the narrowest of margins.

Jon-Jon Williams 22 points against Manchester Giants on Tuesday night was his fourth 20 point haul in seven competitive appearances for the Sharks.

The Sharks are looking hot off the offensive boards so far this campaign. To date they have pulled down 31 to the Rocks 15 during the BBL Cup Group stage.

SharkNation

Stuck for something to do this half term? Look no longer! Come and join the SharkNation as we look to finish as high as possible in the North Cup group in a bid to secure the best possible seeding for the quarter final ties in early November. We go at the family-friendly time of 4pm this Sunday, ticket link at the top of the page. Come along and see if we can inspire the next generation of Mike Tuck’s and Aaron Anderson’s – or simply come and make some noise for the boys! Fear The Fin!

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