The First 2019 Awards Nominations Have Landed

The 2019 Sal's NBL Awards will be held in Christchurch on Friday July 19 with more than 15 awards up for grabs, including the coveted TAB MVP Award for the competition's best player.

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Also on the awards itinerary is the 2019 Most Improved Player, 2019 Youth Player of the Year and the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year.

The Head Coach from each team has nominated a player for each category, with the League adding any subsequent players it believes should be on the list. In the event that a team does not have a player up for one of these awards it is either because no player qualifies or the team elected not to nominate a player.

The winner of each award will be decided by a 16-person voting panel, including each coach, selected media, past players and Sal's NBL management.

Here is a list of nominees for the aforementioned awards.


Sal's NBL 2019 Most Improved Player

Shane Temara (Manawatu Jets)

Jordan Ngatai (Wellington Saints)

Mike Karena (Canterbury Rams)

Hyrum Harris (Southland Sharks)

Ethan Rusbatch (Hawke's Bay Hawks)

Kruz Perrott-Hunt (Nelson Giants)

Dane Brooks (Taranaki Mountainairs)

Lesae Coe (Supercity Rangers)

Lochlan Cummings (Southern Huskies)


Sal's NBL 2019 Youth Player of the Year

Taane Samuel (Manawatu Jets)

Anzac Rissetto (Wellington Saints)

Toby Gillooly (Canterbury Rams)

Tai Wynyard (Southland Sharks)

Tyrell Harrison (Nelson Giants)

Kruz Perrot-Hunt (Nelson Giants)

Oscar Robertson (Taranaki Mountainairs)

Scott Telfer (Supercity Rangers)


Sal's NBL 2019 Defensive Player of the Year

Kuran Iverson (Manawatu Jets)

Sunday Dech (Wellington Saints)

Isaiah Wilkins (Canterbury Rams)

Alex Pledger (Southland Sharks)

EJ Singler (Hawke's Bay Hawks)

Mika Vukona (Nelson Giants)

Dane Brooks (Taranaki Mountainairs)

Nnanna Egwu (Supercity Rangers)

Craig Moller (Southern Huskies)

Cameron Gliddon (Canterbury Rams)


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