Molten BBL Player of the Month gong goes to Nicholas

It’s an awards double for Plymouth Raiders after a brilliant spell from Donte Nicholas was recognised by him being handed Molten BBL Player of the Month honour for December.

Following on from play-caller Paul James taking the monthly coaching gong, the fans in Devon will be delighted to see Nicholas also get the nod.

It was certainly a jaw-dropping December for the do-it-all star, who came close to producing a spectacular triple-double month.

Nicholas averaged a stellar 20.8 points per game (57% shooting), along with 9.8 rebounds and 9.3 assists per outing.

He also did it defensively too, by snapping up 3.8 steals per game – all of which contributed to an eye-catching average index valuation of 35 per game.

Nicholas was at the heart of a memorable finish to 2018 for Raiders as they wrapped up the last month of the calendar year unbeaten – jumping into the BBL Trophy Quarter-Finals in the process, via a derby win against Flyers.

He had to fend off major challenges from November winner Willie Clayton of Manchester Giants along with DBL Sharks Sheffield duo Chris Alexander and Dirk Williams