Basketball: Jem reward for double-double

Sharks Demetrius Jemison gets away from Newcastle's Joseph Ikhinmwin
Sharks Demetrius Jemison gets away from Newcastle's Joseph Ikhinmwin
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SHEFFIELD Sharks forward Demetrius Jemison has been rewarded for his performance last Sunday at Cheshire Phoenix by being named in the British Basketball League’s team of the week.

Sharks had the best possible preparation for Friday’s play-off quarter-final first leg at Newcastle Eagles this Friday as they saw off Cheshire 85-72 to end the regular season with a winning record.

Jemison has been in good form for the Sharks since joining the club late last year, but against the Phoenix he was particularly prolific with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds.

He also weighed in with three assists.

Young guard Nick Lewis was impressive enough to make the team of the week bench.

The play-off second leg is at the English Institute of Sport in Attercliffe next Monday.

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