CBL Recap – January 2023

The College Basketball League returned in January following the Christmas break, as teams looked to build on their showings during the first half of the 2022/23 season.

Here’s how things have gone down since the turn of the year.

Tier 2

Group A

Shenley Brook End School (8-0) continue to blow away the opposition as they gain a firm grip on top spot in Group A.

William Issekya is leading their charge with 18.2ppg as they’ve built a nine-point gap on the chasing pack, which currently consists of Carmel College (5-1) and Stoke on Trent College (5-4).

The latter’s Shawn Jamison Jr. (34ppg, 7.3rpg, 5.8ast) and Jules Lima (28.3ppg, 8.2rpg, 3.0spg) are certainly doing their bit to keep Stoke’s title hopes alive.

Group B

There’s a competitive edge to Group B following the start of the New Year, with a three-horse title race underway.

New City College (8-1) currently lead, closely followed by Holy Trinity School (7-2) and The Crest Academy (7-2).

Josiah Asantewa -Phillips (18.7ppg, 18.3rpg), Sebastian Muchitsch (19.7ppg) and Kamali Venner-Taylor (19.5ppg) are enjoying fine seasons for New City, Holy Trinity and Crest respectively as the race for top-spot heats up.

Group C

Things are getting interesting in Group C. Bracknell and Wokingham College (9-1) currently occupy top spot, with Haringey Sixth Form College (7-0) in second and the only other remaining unbeaten side across the three groups.

Bracknell’s Myers Amoo-Gottfried (30.2ppg, 9.8rpg, 5.2ast, 4.2spg) is proving to be the standout in the division, while Chidi Dioramma (22.6ppg, 18.6rpg, 3.6apg), Michael Osuji (22.0ppg, 11.4rpg, 4.8spg) and Lebron Roach (24.6ppg) are proving Haringey have some big-hitters of their own.

Tier 3

Meanwhile, Greatfields School (7-2) head up the East,
Manchester Giants Academy (Xaverian College,10-1) have built a six-point lead in North and Worthing College (8-2) still sit atop of the South standings.

Northfleet Technology College (8-2) are just ahead in South East, while
Capital City Academy (9-1) hold a six-point advantage in West.