JAMAL Williams had a fantastic game in Worcester Wolves’ victory over Plymouth Raiders and he’s the type of player every team needs.

He might not always grab the headlines, but he does a lot of those things that don’t show up in the statistics, it’s just that every now and again he’ll have 20-odd points, as he did last Sunday, top-scoring with 21.

It doesn’t matter where you put Jamal, he’s going to try his hardest. He’s one of the smartest players on our team when it comes to understanding the game.

He has also thrived in the centre role while Robert Thurman was out injured, although having Robert back has given the team a boost.

All eight players were involved against Plymouth and contributed in some way. That’s what we need and we’re now starting to get back to full fitness and the shape we want to be in.

Everybody knows they’re going to play and what their role is and I know when I put them on the court they’re going to contribute.

Paul Guede had a great game against Leicester Riders on his debut last month, struggled a little bit against Leeds but scored 17 points against Plymouth and grab-bed eight rebounds.

He brings a lot to the team as well as his defensive intensity. He’s a very talented player and gives us another scoring option which relieves the pressure from Alex Owumi and Chavis Holmes so if they have an on-off night we’ve got somebody else to step into that role.

Alex is now Wolves’ all-time leading scorer following the Plymouth match and that’s absolutely fantastic.

To reach that milestone in two-and-a-half seasons is great for him. He has been prolific for us during his time here and that’s a well-deserved accolade.

It was a fantastic win at Plymouth. In the first quarter they shot the ball really well, especially from the three-point line, but from the second quarter we managed to chase them off the three-point line and moved the ball well offensively Plymouth came back at us in the third but we weathered that storm and did another good job in the fourth quarter.

I am delighted with that win because I think Plymouth are a really talented team and sooner or later they are going to get some wins.

Now we face league leaders Newcastle Eagles at the University Arena tomorrow (7.30pm). I love playing against them because I think they play a great brand of basketball.

They’ve been very successful for the last decade or so and that’s what we want at Wolves.

We want to make sure we are challenging for trophies or winning something every year.

Newcastle are the model to follow as far as winning things is concerned and I think we’ve gone a long way to doing that.