RED-HOT Damon Huffman continued his rich vein of form for Newcastle Eagles last night after producing a swashbuckling 36-point display to help his team collect a valuable win at a resurgent London Lions.
Having been at the heart of the win against title rivals Surrey Heat less than 48 hours earlier, Huffman barely missed a beat as he picked up where he left off at Sport Central with an even more magical display in the capital.
He put in one of the most productive performances by any Eagles player for quite some time, and indeed one of the best displays by any player in the league so far this season.
The guard didn’t just pour in his highest score in an Eagles vest, he also added six rebounds, five steals, three assists and notably didn’t turn over the ball once.
For a playmaker, that’s the kind of golden thread you always love to weave through any team you are directing, and Huffman has certainly showed that when the chips are down, or other players just aren’t doing it, he can, and will step it up.
Ever since he arrived on Tyneside, Huffman has looked a class act and just like Kareem Maddox, who also arrived from Zwolle in Holland, he has continued to grow into British Basketball and has shown Fab Flournoy he can take over and dominate games – if required.
While there is a real visible edge to the relationship between the point guard and his back-court partner Joe Chapman, that’s not necessarily a bad thing with both players offering the kind of outstanding quality any team with title ambitions would want to posses.