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UK BBL: Cole and Schneck have good individual performance despite loss for the Cheshire Jets

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The Cheshire Jets and the Health Sharks Sheffield were both looking to begin with a win in 2012 last night. The Sharks were 5-5 and the Jest 3-8 before the game started.
 Both teams had suffered some setbacks in the approach of this game. The Sharks missed Justin Dobbins and Jimmy Langhurst and the Jets missed Colin O’Reilly, but Scorers1st client Matt Schneck returned on the court for the Jets after being sidelined for some time.
Despite the good individual performances of the Scorers1st clients Bill Cole and Matt Schneck, the Jets couldnt take home a win against the Sharks. They lost 90 -77. Bill Cole contributed with 19 points and Matt Schneck with 22 points and 13 rebounds.
Coming Sunday the Jets have another chance to get a win when they face the Guildford Heat at home.
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Matt Schneck selected in BBL team of the week (week 4)

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Matt Schneck was selected in the BBL team of the week of eurobasket. This is what eurobasket wrote about our client:

Matt Schneck (Cheshire Jets)
One of the most popular players at Northgate, the forward was instrumental in helping his team secure a first win of the season after they inflicted defeat on north-west neighbours Mersey Tigers in the BBL Trophy. In fact, Schneck produced the best performance of the week as he posted a terrific double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds. Tigers couldnt cope with him in the paint as he went to work with great efficiency, making 9 of 11 inside.

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October 25, 2011 at 9:21 pm

The Cheshire Jets have signed American Steve Smith

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The 25 year old who hails from Sioux Falls in South Dakota, jetted into Chester ready for his debut at this weekend’s games against Leicester Riders and Milton Keynes Lions. The 211cm center started all 32 games during the 2009/10 season at the University of South Dakota (NCAA 1) averaging 7.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.5 assists in 24 minutes per game. Smith reached double figures in six games, including topping the 20-point mark twice finishing second on the college team with 143 total rebounds.
Chester Head Coach Paul Smith said; “I’m happy that we managed to bring Steve in, he brings with him a good offensive and defensive game as his stats show. Steve has come straight out of University and has the hunger to succeed but also the right attitude to be a good team player.”

Steve Smith will play his first game on Saturday 8th January away to Leicester Riders and then will kit up for The Jets home game of 2011 against Milton Keynes on Sunday the 9th January. The Cheshire Jets currently sit second in the BBL League table behind local North West rivals Mersey Tigers.

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January 7, 2011 at 5:14 pm

In the Press: Schneck makes BBL Team of the week

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Our third BBL Team Of The Week this season is dominated by One Health Sharks Sheffield  who not only have two players in the starting five but also another two coming off the bench – perhaps not surprising after their wrecking spree against UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders.

There are also four new faces making the starting line-up for the first time while those of you following the BBL Team Of The Week closely will also notice that it is a case of third time unlucky for Joe Chapman. The Eagles shooter misses out for the first time this season.

Our backcourt this week is maybe lacking a little in height but certainly not in stature, offensive firepower or familiarity and with a super-sized and powerful frontcourt, it looks like a fantastic starting five.

In the guard spots are One Health Sheffield Sharks team-mates Steve Dagostino and Ryan Patton. The former makes the team for the second time thisseason having lined up during the very first week while the latter underlines his status as one of the most influential players in the league.

Dagostino was electric against the Raiders last Friday night during the 116-73 rout and he fired 4 three-pointers in a 31 point haul to go with his 6 assists.Patton meanwhile top scored with 33 points and was everywhere as he pulled down 6 rebounds and just missed out on a double-double by one assist.

The first of our towering frontcourt trio is Justin Dobbins who excelled for Worcester Wolves during their hugely impressive 99-96 overtime victory against Newcastle Eagles. There were plenty of bright spots for the Wolves but Dobbins was the pick of the bunch having posted a magnificent double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds.

While losing at Worcester meant it wasn’t exactly the best weekend for Darius Defoe, he can at least find solace from the fact he grabs a spot in the BBL Team Of The Week after also registering a powerful double-double in the game 24 hours earlier against Glasgow Rocks. His battle in the paint with Rocks big man Mike Copeland was terrific and both came up with huge numbers. Copeland is on our bench this week but Defoe gets the nod for the starting five after pouring in 31 points to go with his 12 rebounds.

The last berth goes to BBL rookie Matt Schneck of Cheshire Jets who was one of the top performers of the week as he destroyed Essex Pirates inside. He also racked up a double-double with 30 points and 13 rebounds but made it that little more special with plenty of defensive work which was rewarded with five steals

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October 11, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Scorers1st client news 2/3 October 2010

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Ali Farokmanesh (Switzerland)

Nothern Iowas standout Ali Farokmanesh guided his team SAM Basket Massagno to their first win in the 2010/2011 seasonopener against BBC Nyon with a 26 point performance.

Larry Gordon (Austria)

Larry Gordon started his second season in Europe with a win. His new team, the Kapfenberg Bulls won their first game on the road against the team of Wels. The final score was 64 -69 with Larry contributing 9 points and 7 rebounds.

Matt Schneck (United Kingdom)

Matt Schneck posted 33 points , 13 rebounds and 5 steals  in the 91 -59 win of the Cheshire Jets over the Essex Pirates.

David Schneider (United Kingdom)

David Schneider and his team the Guilford Heat played the Plymouth Raiders.. The Heat and David had a very succesful Saturday winning 76 -56.  David posted 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 assists.

David Schneider (William & Mary) joins Guildford Heat

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Guildford Heat’s head coach, Creon Raftopoulos has signed David Schneider, who was crowned William & Mary College’s Most Valuable Player in 2010. Amongst his string of accolades whilst playing at William & Mary College in Virginia, David was also named Most Valuable Player by CollegeInsider.com CAA and won the Dean Ehlers Leadership Award (2010), “given to the men’s basketball student-athlete in the CAA who “embodies the highest standards of leadership, integrity and sportsmanship in conjunction with his academic athletic achievement.” Creon Raftopoulos commented, “David is one of only two players in William & Mary’s history with 1,400 points, 500 rebounds and 300 assists in his career. He has been an exceptional player for his team, which he also captained. “I was keen to sign him as he has a proven track record in controlling the game but can also deliver big shots when needed. He is a high percentage three point shooter. In fact, he is the William & Mary College’s career leader in 3-pointers.” Coach Creon was particularly impressed by the fact that during the last season, Shneider, age 23, delivered strong performances when playing against some of the bigger American University teams. He finished his season by scoring 21 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds and 1 steal against North Carolina in a nationally televised game. David Schneider commented, “I come from a strong basketball family — my grandfather, father and older brother all played for their colleges and I started playing basketball as soon as I learned to walk. I have always been passionate about the sport and feel priveleged to be able to play at a professional level. As a high scoring point guard, who can also rebound, I feel I have a lot to offer to the Heat and I am looking forward to playing with the team, being coached by Creon and meeting the Heat supporters.”

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September 16, 2010 at 7:57 pm

American press writes about Matt Schneck and Scorers1st Showcase 2010

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Schneck headed for England

He’s a big man with an opportunity. 

Former St. Cloud State All-American center Matt Schneck knew he wanted to continue his basketball career after his college days were over. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound native of Whitefish Bay, Wis., just didn’t know where he was going to continue playing, but figured it would be overseas.

Schneck officially signed with the Cheshire Jets of the British Basketball League (BBL) on Wednesday after his agent had previously been negotiating with a team from the Swiss Premier League in Switzerland. Cheshire is located ….

For the whole article click the link: http://ow.ly/2jnoJ

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August 1, 2010 at 8:55 am