BBL Championship

2021 comes to an end for the B. Braun Sheffield Sharks with a trip north of the border to tackle the Glasgow Rocks. Gareth Murray’s side currently sit in fifth position in the BBL Championship and would draw level with the Sharks on 5-3 if they were to claim victory. The Sharks, without a game since December 8th, are looking to keep the pressure on table-topping Leicester Riders by heading into 2022 on a winning note.

Wednesday – Rocks v Sharks – Emirates Arena – 6.30pm

Watch – www.bblplayer.co.uk

Ones To Watch

Jordan Johnson – The former NBA G leaguer has been a stand-out in the BBL so far. He is averaging 19 points per game with a whopping 9.8 assists and has been key to Glasgow’s best performances so far. 28 points and 13 assists in the last game against Bristol!

Jordan Harris – Took a little time to settle into life in Scotland but now a fully-fledged member of Coach Murray’s talented bunch. Currently putting up 16.4 points per game with 5.9 rebounds. Filled the statline with 22 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals against the Flyers recently.

Alasdair Fraser – Averaging 16 points per game since his return to Glasgow after a one year sabbatical in Leicester. Has a variety of ways to score the ball and contributed 13 points and 5 rebounds in the recent 87-84 win over Bristol.

Jaycee Hillsman – Not so impactful on the scoresheet against the Flyers but 16.7 points per game and 8.7 rebounds suggests that Hillsman is a key member of the Rocks squad and is au fait with life in the BBL.

Last Meeting

October 24th 2021 – B. Braun Sheffield Sharks (Koch 18 Williams 17 Anderson 16) 86 Glasgow Rocks (Johnson 16 Malcolm 15 Fraser 10) 73

Shark Bites

The Sharks have won the three most recent clashes with the Rocks – the game on Wednesday will be the sixth of the last eight to take place in Glasgow.

The Sharks have 68 wins compared to the Rocks 32 in the all time series and have won eleven of the last fourteen encounters going back to October 2017.

Coach Lyons has a 35-20 overall winning record against the Rocks.

The Rocks have never reached 100 points in a Championship game against the Sharks – a run that lasts some 75 games.

SharkNation

2021 comes to a close with a road trip to Scotland as Atiba and the guys take on the Glasgow Rocks. Indoor sporting events are now limited to 200 spectators in Scotland so we recommend you tuck into the Christmas leftovers as you watch the game via the BBL Player (see the link at the top of this page). Our next scheduled home game is on January 2nd against Leicester Riders – an exciting double-header as we also host the L Lynch Trophy Final between Derby Trailblazers and Team Newcastle University Basketball! Please see our social media for details of any government information that may apply to these fixtures. In the meantime, sit back and see if the team can make it a happy Hogmanay with victory in Glasgow! #FearTheFin !

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