Nottingham Wildcat Jasmine Joyner makes it an East Midlands double picking 2020’s first Molton WBBL Player of the Month Award in November.
With the WBBL Cup group stages played out in November, and the semi-finals now set, the first monthly awards of the campaign have been announced with an East Midlands double. Jesper Sundberg picks up the Molten WBBL Coach of the Month, and Jasmine Joyner the Molten WBBL Player of the Month.
Jasmine Joyner led Nottingham Wildcats to the WBBL Cup semi-finals, with their only defeat being to their East Midlands rivals. She currently leads the WBBL in two prime time categories, averaging 23 points and a massive 16 rebounds per game – the latter being streets ahead of the field.
Now entering her third campaign with Nottingham – having averaged a double-double in the previous two – she has made 30 field goals so far, all from inside the arc, with that being double what any other player has made. She has also created second chance opportunities for herself and her team by leading all players with 5.3 offensive rebounds per outing.
And Joyner continues to be a force at the other end of the floor too, looking set to lead the league for the third season in a row in blocked shots, currently setting the pace with two per game; and she is also second in the league in steals with 3.3 per contest. Adding in her defensive rebounds, an estimated 19 opposition possessions end with the ball in Joyner’s hands each game.
She saved her most impressive performance for last in November as she set a WBBL record with 17 field goal makes en route to a haul of 37 points on 73% shooting in Saturday’s defeat of Manchester Met Mystics. She also completed the biggest double-double in WBBL history in that game, grabbing 19 rebounds.
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