NBL Award winners
- Updated: March 24, 2013
Complete list of NBL award winners for 2012-13
Rookie Of The Year: Cam Gliddon, Cairns Taipans
Cam had a great rookie season for the Snakes going from 3-4th option on the team at the start of the season to 2nd option or often 1st option in the clutch. Gliddon (Mr Clutch or CG3) averaged 7.1 ppg and 4rpg for Cairns. He scored a career high 26 points in a win against the Perth Wildcats on March 1st 2013.
Defensive Player Of The Year: Damian Martin, Perth Wildcats
This is the 3rd straight season Martin has won the award. Damian averaged 6.4 ppg, 1.9 spg and 0.6 bpg. All down from his previous two seasons but it’s hard to measure Martin’s defense with stats. He will likely win this award again next year and the year after that and the year after that and so on..
Most Improved Player: Ben Madgen, Sydney Kings
This award was between Chris Goulding and Ben Madgen and Madgen got the nod. His points per game jumped from 13 ppg to 17.9 ppg. Free throw percentage from 70% to 85% and assists per game from 1.8 apg to 2.3 apg. He also went from rookie of the year to 3rd option on his team to MVP candidate, leading his team that was pegged to finish last to the playoffs.
6th Man Of The Year: Adris Deleon, Wollongong Hawks
Adris wrapped this award up early in the season as he was in the top 5 in ppg yet came off the bench for the Hawks. He’s averaging 16.8 ppg and although has started most of the second half of the season (13 out of 28 games) like Brendan E said on our last podcast, if he was nominated he had to win. And did. Deleon is also the first Hawk to win the award.
Coach Of The Year: Andrej Lemanis, NZ Breakers
Lemanis won the award for the second straight season, leading the Breakers to the best record in team history and again to the top of the ladder.
NBL All-Star Five:
Cedric Jackson, Breakers
Kevin Lisch, Wildcats
Ben Madgen, Kings
Matthew Knight, Wildcats
Seth Scott, Tigers
MVP: Cedric Jackson, NZ Breakers
Jackson took out his first NBL MVP. He averaged 15 ppg, 2.8 spg (lead the league), 7.1 apg (lead the league) and 5.8 rpg. He also had the leagues first triple double in over 2 years. His highest point output for the season was 32 against the Taipans. Highest rebound count for the season was 12 against the Kings and most assists he dished out in a game was 12, again against the Taipans.
Runner up: Ben Madgen
3rd Place: Gary Ervin
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@Andthefoulnet How many votes did Jackson win by?
@Andthefoulnet great work with the updates tonight - as always. Much appreciated
@Andthefoulnet thanks for your updates tonight