Sheffield Sharks have received a mid-term report of ‘must do better’ as they head into their Christmas break.
Point guard Jimmy Langhurst, who joined the club in the summer as a last minute replacement when BJ Jenkins couldn’t get a work permit, has enjoyed an increasingly influential role as the season has progressed.
But with him and player-coach Atiba Lyons travelling back to America for Christmas he says the Sharks have a lot more to offer when they return for their final match of 2011 at Glasgow Rocks on December 30.
Langhurst, aged 23, from Upper Sandusky, Ohio, said he’d give the Sharks a low grade, but there are signs of improvement after a five-match losing streak was followed by a four-game winning run: “As of right now I’d say sub-par [grade] I think. We’re getting a bit of momentum with four in a row going into the break. If we can keep that up it would definitely be over par. But right now I think we can do a lot better.”
Langhurst has certainly being doing his bit in recent matches.
Last weekend he sparked a fourth quarter surge to finish off MK Lions with 16 points in the final period to end with a game high 28. And a night later he again led the Sharks offence with 27 points in a win at Durham Wildcats.
The performances earned Langhurst a place in the BBL’s team of the week.