Malcolm Miller, Mo Bolden Named Players of the Week

Malcolm Miller, Mo Bolden Named Players of the Week

The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that Malcolm Miller of the Saint John Riptide has been named Atlantic Division Player of the Week for the week ending January 7, 2018.  Miller joins Gabe Freeman as Riptide players earning Player of the Week honours this year.

Miller, a 6'6" guard who played collegiately at Southern University, helped guide the Riptide to two big wins this week, averaging 22.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 2.0 steals per game.  

"Malcolm is a great teammate for us," said Riptide Nelson Tabbora.  "He's always prepared, he's a two-way player for us, he takes pride in his defence, and he also values his game on offence and uses his tools efficiently.  He can attack in transition, he knows his tools and keeps his head about him.  A lot of the shots he gets are created by his teammates and how they work together.  He's a great outside shooter as well, and he comes to us from the great state of Texas, but he's got a humble attitude about him and works on his game constantly."

The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that Maurice Bolden of the London Lightning has been named Central Division Player of the Week for the week ending January 7, 2018.  

Bolden, a 6'10" small forward from Southern Mississippi, came back from an injured hand to lead the Lightning to two of three victories this week.  In those two games, he averaged 25.0 ppg and 8.0 rpg.  He also finished the week with six assists, two blocks and two steals.

"Mo is a very hard worker," said Lightning head coach Keith Vassell.  "it was pretty devastating that he broke his hand and wasn't able to play, but he worked hard on rehab he did everything it was possible for him to do.  The last game, we had a lot of problems with Niagara's Carl Hall, and Mo was able to come in and disrupt how they utlized Hall, and Mo was able to knock down some shots in overtime.  At 6'10", he's a very skilled player and is only going to get better."