'We can win a Championship!' - Big claim for Sheffield Sharks star after MVP performance

The Sheffield Sharks ‘can win a Championship’ according to star point guard, Rodney Glasgow Jr.

Rodney Glasgow Jr in action for the Sheffield Sharks. (Photo: Adam Bates)
Rodney Glasgow Jr in action for the Sheffield Sharks. (Photo: Adam Bates)

The Sharks were back to winning ways on Friday as they beat the Surrey Scorchers 77-66, with Glasgow Jr put in a starring performance as he racked up 19 points, five rebounds, seven assists and two steals on 70% shooting as Atiba Lyons’ side finished the evening in third place in the BBL Championship standings.

And while they were defeated by Glasgow Rocks on Sunday by a 78-71 scoreline, the Brooklyn-born number 11 insists that they have got what it takes to go on and win things as they look to kick on following their win over the Scorchers.

Speaking after the Scorchers victory, he said, “It’s just within the offence… We weren’t getting it going in that first quarter, so I knew that I had to just be more aggressive, call players to me, and get us settled down. I knew as the game went along we’d play Shark basketball.

“I’ve been working my butt off before practice, after practice, getting on guys and trying to bring the best out of my teammates - if you’re doing that, then they’re going to follow your lead. I’m just trying to do the right things and lead by example.

“We can win a Championship… We were right there against Leicester, and we can play with the best of them.

“I just think that now we just need to get our chemistry up, and come Play Off time we’ll be ready.”

Glasgow Jr is now the Sharks’ top points scorer this season with 197 to his name so far, with his nine points against the Rocks putting him seven ahead of teammate, Jordan Ratinho.

The first two quarters proved to be the Sharks downfall on Sunday at the Emirates Arena in Scotland, with Lyons’ side down 44-37 at the halftime break.

They did try to rally as they got back into the game and won the third quarter, however the Glaswegians stood firm and managed to hold out for victory.

Next up for the Sharks is a trip to the capital to face the London Lions next Sunday.