Corey Webster leads the way in this week’s off-season wrap, after his Wellington Saints completed a perfect 20-0 year to claim the NZNBL Championship.
To cap off the ultimate team success, Webster cleaned-up in the end of seasons awards, named league MVP, New Zealand MVP as well as best guard and best New Zealand guard.
He was also awarded the best scorers award for his 25.2 points per game and, unsurprisingly, featured in the All-Star Five.
In the championship decider, he came close to triple-double stats with 27 points, seven rebounds and eight assists plus two steals.
Congratulations to the Wellington Saints!
Corey Webster is now en route to the USA for the Dallas Mavericks mini-camp.
Back home and Dexter Kernich-Drew was the best Wildcats in the SBL at the weekend, adding 21 points despite his Rockingham Flames falling to Lakeside.
Rhys Vague added 16 and Corban Wroe 10 in Stirling’s loss to Cockburn on friday, and the following night the compare combined for 27, but it wasn’t enough to the Perth Redback’s – who were without Shawn Redhage.
Mason Bragg rounded out a losing weekend for Wildcats young guns, but the guard still contributed 19 points and five rebounds as East Perth fell to Joondalup.
After being named in the All-Aus team to take on China next month, Lucas Walker showed his worth in the QBL with a total of 40 points and 16 rebounds across two games for Mackay.
Walker features in the competition’s top-five players for both points and rebounds per game.
Meanwhile, Wildcats 2017 Grand Final MVP Bryce Cotton has been added to the Atlanta Hawks NBA Summer League roster.
Reports suggest a good showing could land him on the team’s regular season roster for 2017/18.