Sheffield Sharks: Demetrius is turning out to be Sharks ‘Jem’

Energy: Demetrius Jemison
Energy: Demetrius Jemison
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THE quiet man of Sheffield Sharks good run of form has been given a boost by coach Atiba Lyons, writes Richard Fidler.

Forward Demetrius Jemison was brought into the club midway through the season to try and help boost Sharks’ flagging fortunes.

And while it took time for Jemison’s true quality to shine through he has shown in recent weeks to have been a canny acquisition.

Lyons told The Star he was pleased with the 25-year-old: “Demetrius is a steady player. He plays hard and does a lot of important work for us like picking up rebounds.

“He goes about his business quietly but he plays off guys really well and is a good energy guy for us.”

Sharks are battling on two fronts as the BBL season enters its final third.

A BBL Trophy semi-final against either Cheshire Phoenix or Worthing Thunder awaits and they’re also fighting to finish in the top eight of the Championship to secure a play-off berth.

Lyons said the league was still difficult to predict: “We’ve rode hot streaks and cold ones. There’s a lot of teams like that.

“The teams in the six to nine spots have all been up and down so you don’t know how it’ll turn out on any given night.”

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