Team South run riot in BBL All-Star Game victory -

Team South run riot in BBL All-Star Game victory

BBL All-Star Game 2024

Team South produced a dominant display to ease past Team North in a 149-116 victory at the 2024 BBL All-Star Game at the Copper Box Arena in London, on Sunday.

Teddy ‘Buckets’ Allen claimed the MVP award with 31 points, six rebounds and five assists with Tevin Olison adding a further 27 points, eight boards and four assists in the win.

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The high-scoring showdown saw the players look to put on a show for the crowd with an array of alley-oop dunks and long-range three-point attempts, but defence was certainly not the order of the day as the teams combined for 265 points.

The game was tied at 13-13 at the first media timeout, but South moved ahead with back-to-back dunks from Olison and Padiet Wang giving their side a seven-point advantage.

Allen scored 11 points in the early stages of the second as the gap reached double-figures. Jamell Anderson responded with seven straight points for the North and they would go into half-time trailing 63-56 as Aaryn Rai hit a three to close the gap.

Two more followed when play resumed from the Cheshire Phoenix star to make it a six-point game, but that was as close as it got from that point on with South going on an 11-2 run to begin to pull away.

The gap had hit 15 points at the end of the third, and had it been closer, the fourth may have transpired into a more competitive showdown. As it was, South continued to pull clear and racked up a further 45 points in the final 10 minutes.

3-Point Shootout winner Matt Morgan hit three triples in the fourth, while Allen took his tally beyond the 30-point mark – as well as the overall lead – en route to MVP honours.

LaQuincy Rideau led the North with 22 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in defeat.


– This marked the return of the BBL All-Star Game for two decades
– North starters: Larry Austin, Jordan Johnson, Aaryn Rai, Ethan Chargois, Tajh Green
– South starters: Matt Morgan, Sam Dekker, Teddy Allen, Jaren Holmes, Brad Greene
– Starters were voted by the fans, reserves selected by the head coaches (at least one representative per club)
– Head coaches: Gareth Murray (North), Petar Bozic (South)

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