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EABL Top Performers: Game Week 17

With the 2023/24 EABL play-offs on the horizon, we take a look at the top performers from week 17’s fixtures!

Will Taylor, Itchen College

Despite his side losing out 78-98 against the 2nd seed Barking Abbey, Itchen College’s Will Taylor impressed on the final day of the regular season.

Taylor concluded the year with a 33-point, 12-rebound double double with an efficiency rating of 36, which was enough to see him named EABL player of the week.

The 6’9 forward made a season high 76.5% of his 17 attempted field goals, all of which came inside the arc.

The 19-year-old has averaged a double double across his 10 appearances in the EABL this season (19.8PPG, 11.0 RPG) and ended his campaign with a scoring masterclass.

Lewis Malcolm, Charnwood College Riders

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Charnwood’s 87-67 triumph over Derby College Trailblazers saw them crowned Northern Conference champions to cap off an excellent season.

Like Itchen’s Taylor, Lewis Malcolm saved his best scoring performance for the final game as he dropped 29 points on 56.5% shooting.

Malcolm also grabbed seven boards, stole the ball on seven occasions and enjoyed by far his most efficient outing of the year with a rating of 33.

It was the perfect way to close out the regular season for both Charnwood and Malcolm as they prepare for the play-offs.

Tyrese Lacey, Myerscough College

Myerscough were unlucky not to clinch the top spot in the Northern Conference as their 81-75 win over Sheffield College wasn’t enough to overcome Charnwood.

Star guard Tyrese Lacey notched 20+ points for the third game in a row with his stat line reading 22 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Lacey even registered a block despite his 5’8 frame and impressed once again with his overall play for Myerscough.

The attention now shifts to the post season as he and his team will prepare for a matchup with Canterbury.

Melchi Egbeyemi, Barking Abbey

BA dispatched Itchen College in their final outing of the regular season led by a season high 24 points from Melchi Egbeyemi.

The 6’2 guard enjoyed his most productive outing of the year in terms of scoring, shooting 58.3% from the floor.

Egbeyemi showed his range against Barking’s Southern rivals and drained three of his five attempts from beyond the arc.

They will now look forward to their play-off bout against the North’s 3rd seed in Derby College Trailblazers this week.

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