PAUL Smith has rebuilt the Cheshire Jets around a younger age base with a more physical presence this season and that policy has taken them into the upper reaches of the BBL Championship.
But last season was the most successful since the club was reformed by the fans as they reached two cup finals and the playoffs.
Some of the players who contributed to that and some from the Jets’ previous incarnation are still playing in the BBL and doing rather well.
Chez Marks has signed with Plymouth Raiders after being released in the summer and although ring-rusty then, he has begun to hit form of late.
On his release form the Jets he said: “I talked to Cheshire in the summer. They wanted to go with a bigger line-up. This is a business, so I wasn’t mad.
“I had two great years at Cheshire – two of the greatest years of my career – but now I’m in Plymouth. Hopefully I can make this my home.”
Another summer release, Shawn Myers, started the season as a free agent but recently signed for MK Lions while the best performer is Trey Moore, who has made Team of the Week five times at current club Newcastle Eagles after helping the Jets win the BBL Championship title in 2005.