Basketball Season Cancelled

Wildcats Arena Nottingham

Basketball England has cancelled the remainder of the 2019/20 season with affiliated leagues ceased with immediate effect

This includes the BBL, WBBL and NBL and effects all of the counties teams including the womens Nottingham Wildcats side that are currently fifth in the Elite National Division and the Nottingham Hoods mens team who play in the NBL Division One.

The WBBL stated “We are finalising the details as to what cancellation means in terms of results based on the current standings and will update in due course.”

The Wildcats had four games remaining of their regular season with leaders Sevenoaks Suns having nine still to play with the league initially suspended for a fortnight before having to no option but to close the seasons proceedings.

One positive for Nottingham Wildcats is that star player Jasmine Joyner ends the campaign with some of the best stats in the league. Jasmine finished second behind Sheffield Hatters Asher Thomas for leading points per game average with 19.1 (Thomas was 20.4) but tops the leagues average total rebounds, average defensive rebounds, average offensive rebounds and average blocks.

Joyner also has the leagues best stats for field goals made with 113 and two points made with 103 with team-mate Simone Costa topping the league charts for ave number of steels in a game at 3.1.

In the NBL Nottingham Hoods were tenth in the fourteen team league with seven wins sixteen losses and a void match before the announcement with some of their star players now released, like Garrison Goode who travels back home to the USA with the possibility of him returning in the summer to finish off his degree.

Other teams hit in the NBL include Womens National Basketball League Division One side Nottingham Trent University and their male counterparts the Trent University Hoods who play in the third tier with the University of Nottingham & Mansfield Giants.

*Main image @NottmWildcats the Wildcats Arena where both the Nottingham Hoods and Nottingham Wildcats usually play.

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