Basketball: Olu praise for coach Lyons ahead of Wolves clash

Sharks forward Olu Babalola. Pic: Dean Woolley.
Sharks forward Olu Babalola. Pic: Dean Woolley.
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Sharks hope to make ground on the top two when they play at Worcester Wolves tonight.

Sheffield have won eight of their last nine league games to climb within six points of top spot, with three games in hand, heading into their match at second-placed Worcester.

Forward Olu Babalola is pleased with the progress his team are making and attributes much of it to coach Atiba Lyons.

“It comes down to understanding what we’re playing for,” said Babalola.

“We haven’t won any silverware this season yet and we can feel it is close. But at the same time we see how it can easily slip out of our grasp.

“The second thing I put it down to is coaching. Atiba has done a great job this year. Every year he becomes more experienced and poised.

“What people do not understand is that coaches of his quality usually have assistant coaches that break down game tape and they both watch it and discuss things to come up with conclusions. Atiba doesn’t have this luxury as much as it may appear. So definitely hats off to him.”