BBL Championship

The Sharks final home game of 2021 comes this Friday as Plymouth City Patriots are the visitors to Ponds Forge. The Devonians are yet to win in the league but are improving rapidly under veteran Head Coach Paul James.

Friday – Sharks v Patriots – Ponds Forge – 7.30pm

Tickets – B. Braun Sheffield Sharks v Plymouth City Patriots – BBL Championship Tickets, Fri 3 Dec 2021 at 19:30 | Eventbrite

Ones To Watch

Kofi Josephs – Recently dropped an astonishing 46 points on Manchester Giants but still ended up on the losing side in the 93-99 overtime defeat. Made 20 shots from the field as well as 11 from the free throw line.

Elvisi Dusha – Experienced point guard who has just returned from international duty with Albania. Averaged 3.8 assists per game throughout the Patriots BBL Cup campaign and claimed 6 assists in his solitary league outing to date.

Joe Hart – Former Newcastle Eagle who again fits the ‘experienced Brit’ category. Scored 25 points in the recent 107-96 defeat at Glasgow Rocks, currently averaging 11.3 per game in league play.

Rowell Graham-Bell – British small forward who has signed in Devon after spells in Spain with Valladolid and Germany with Erfurt. Added 24 points against Glasgow and is pulling down 8.7 rebounds in the league thus far.

Last Meeting (as Plymouth Raiders)

April 25th 2021 – Plymouth Raiders (McGill 19 Hamilton 15 Morsell 14) 79 B. Braun Sheffield Sharks (Hemsley 17 Ratinho 15 Lillard 15) 76

Shark Bites

The Sharks overall record against Plymouth is 39 wins and 21 losses and in home games the Sharks are 21-8.

The Sharks have lost the Championship head to head against Plymouth by 1-2 in the last two seasons.

In the 14 games so far this season where a Sharks player has scored 20 or more points, they have a winning 6-2 record.

The Sharks have played 20 home games during 2021 with a record of 10 wins and 10 losses.

SharkNation

We’d like to say a big Sharks thank you to everyone that came down last Sunday in that awful weather to lend their support – we appreciate you! Hopefully conditions are a little kinder this Friday when Plymouth are our visitors for the final game of 2021 in the Tank. We think you’ll agree that the guys played some terrific basketball last weekend and they’d love to put a show on for you in front of a packed house this Friday. See the ticket link at the top of this page if you want to give yourself a pre-Christmas treat! Fear The Fin!

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