List of National Basketball League (New Zealand) awards

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National Basketball League awards and honors
Championship
Individual awards
Honours

The National Basketball League (NBL) presents 12 annual awards to recognise its teams, players, and coaches for their accomplishments.[1] This does not include the NBL championship trophy, which is given to the winning team of the NBL Grand Final. The award winners are voted on by league officials and various sportswriters throughout New Zealand. Each individual award winner is announced following the conclusion of the league's annual Final Four weekend.[2]

Team trophies[edit]

Award Created Description Most recent winner
NBL Trophy 1982 The NBL's championship trophy; awarded to the winning team of the NBL Grand Final. Southland Sharks
Best Team Free Throws
(Nial Forsyth Trophy)
1982 Awarded to the team with the best free throw percentage during the NBL regular season. Wellington Saints

Honours[edit]

Honour Created Description
All-Star Five 1982 One five-player team composed of the best players in the league during the NBL regular season.

Individual awards[edit]

Award Created Description Most recent winner(s)
Most Valuable Player 2003 Awarded to the best performing player of the NBL regular season. Shea Ili (Wellington Saints)
NZ Most Valuable Player 1984 Awarded to the best performing New Zealand player of the NBL regular season. Shea Ili (Wellington Saints)
Finals MVP 2004 Awarded to the best performing player of the NBL Final Four. Reuben Te Rangi (Southland Sharks)
Most Outstanding Guard
(Keith Carr Trophy)
1982 Awarded to the best performing guard of the NBL regular season. Shea Ili (Wellington Saints)
Most Outstanding NZ Guard
(John Macdonald Trophy)
1985 Awarded to the best performing New Zealand guard of the NBL regular season. Shea Ili (Wellington Saints)
Most Outstanding Forward
(Commissioners Cup)
1982 Awarded to the best performing forward of the NBL regular season. Finn Delany (Nelson Giants)
Most Outstanding NZ Forward/Centre
(Stan Hill Trophy)
1985 Awarded to the best performing New Zealand forward-centre of the NBL regular season. Finn Delany (Nelson Giants)
Scoring Champion
(Alan Bland Memorial Trophy)
1982 Awarded to the player with the highest points per game average of the NBL regular season. Daishon Knight (Manawatu Jets)
Rebounding Champion
(Garry Pettis Memorial Trophy)
1982 Awarded to the player with the highest rebounds per game average of the NBL regular season. Kuran Iverson (Manawatu Jets)
Assist Champion
(Dave Taylor Trophy)
1984 Awarded to the player with the highest assists per game average of the NBL regular season. Lindsay Tait (Super City Rangers)
Rookie of the Year 1986 Awarded to the top rookie of the NBL regular season. Max Darling (Canterbury Rams)
Coach of the Year 1989 Awarded to the best coach of the NBL regular season. Jamie Pearlman (Nelson Giants)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SAINTS CREATE HISTORY CLAIMING THEIR TENTH TITLE". Basketball.org.nz. 17 June 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  2. ^ Anderson, Niall (15 July 2013). "NBL Awards: Reactions and Reflections". NZhoops.co.nz. Archived from the original on 31 January 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2015.