Basketball Ireland 2016 All-Stars revealed.

Basketball Ireland 2016 All-Stars revealed.

  • Mar 16,2016
The Basketball Ireland 2016 All-Stars have revealed. 

Five players from each of the four divisions in the National League will receive All-Star awards with honourable mentions for the second and third picks. 

The players were voted on each month by National League coaches from the start of the season right through to the end of February. 

“We’re delighted to honour the very best of our leagues for the 2015-16 season,” said Women’s National League Commissioner Matthew Hall. “Bringing back All Star awards in 2015 proved very popular and once again in 2016 the best and the most consistent players in Ireland are recognised.” 

In the Men’s Premier League, Lehmon Colbert picks up a second successive All-Star for league Champions C&S UCC Demons and he is joined by new recipients Michael Bonaparte (Templeogue), Duane Johnson (DCU Saints), Jermaine Turner (Pyrobel Killester) and Shawn Vanzant (Belfast Star).

Five of the top six clubs in the Women’s Premier League have All-Star recipients on their roster. Chelisa Painter gets the nod for regular season Champions DCU Mercy with Claire Rockall getting a second All-Star for Team Montenotte Hotel. Jazmen Boone and Rae Contreras follow up from their player of the month awards with Amy Waters getting a first All-Star for Singleton SuperValu Brunell. 

Ailish O’Reilly is a repeat winner in Women’s Division One but is joined this season by teammate Siobhan Kilkenny. Katie Black’s first season with Oblate Dynamos has earned her an All-Star while Rheanne O’Shea and Emma O’Connor are winners for Team Garvey’s Tralee and Ulster Rockets respectively. 

Maree’s Kenneth Hansberry and Team Kilkenny’s Puff Summers were a popular choice once again in Men’s Division One. League newcomers ITC Basketball and Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin gave platforms to All Stars Harrison Deyo and Kevin Gray while JM&L Auctioneers Titans' Corey Starkey completes the line up. 

Men’s Premier League All Stars 2016
Michael Bonaparte (Templeogue)
Lehmon Colbert (C&S UCC Demons)
Duane Johnson (DCU Saints)
Jermaine Turner (Pyrobel Killester)
Shawn Vanzant (Belfast Star)

Men’s Premier League Honourable Mentions 2016 (Second Pick)
Staats Battle (UL Eagles)
Paul Dick (Pyrobel Killester)
Sean Flood (Templeogue)
Dan James (UCD Marian)
Isaac Westbrooks (GCD Swords Thunder)

Men’s Premier League Honourable Mentions 2016 (Third Pick)
Paul Cummins (Templeogue)
Conor Grace (Templeogue)
Jason Killeen (Templeogue)
Dustan Moreira (UCD Marian)
Martins Provizors (DCU Saints)

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Women’s Premier League All Stars 2016
Jazmen Boone (Maxol WIT Wildcats)
Raeshel Contreras (Pyrobel Killester)
Chelisa Painter (DCU Mercy)
Claire Rockall (Team Montenotte Hotel)
Amy Waters (Singleton SuperValu Brunell)

Women’s Premier League Honourable Mentions 2016 (Second Pick)
Sarah Benedetti (UL Huskies)
Niamh Dwyer (Team Montenotte Hotel)
Emily Leer (Meteors)
Aine McKenna (Team Montenotte Hotel)
Sarah Woods (DCU Mercy)

Women’s Premier League Honourable Mentions 2016 (Third Pick)
Kelsey Harris (UL Huskies)
Kaylee Kilpatrick (Singleton SuperValu Brunell)
Cathy Kavanagh (Maxol WIT Wildcats)
Claire Melia (Portlaoise Panthers)
Aisling Sullivan (Pyrobel Killester)

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Men’s Division One All Stars 2016
Harrison Deyo (ITC Basketball)
Kevin Gray (Keane's SuperValu Killorglin)
Kenneth Hansberry (Maree)
Corey Starkey (JM&L Auctioneers Titans)
Puff Summers (Team Kilkenny)

Men’s Division One Honourable Mentions 2016 (Second Pick)
Shane Duggan (C&S Blue Demons)
Shane McCarthy (C&S Blue Demons)
Michael McGinn (Fr Mathews)
Ger Noonan (BFG Neptune)
Eoin Rockall (Maree)

Men’s Division One Honourable Mentions 2016 (Third Pick)
Andrew Fitzgerald (Keane's SuperValu Killorglin)
Dan Griffin (Keane's SuperValu Killorglin)
Conor James (KUBS)
Ed Reddick (Kestrels)
Justin Tuason (BFG Neptune)

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Women’s Division One All Stars 2016
Katie Black (Oblate Dynamos)
Siobhan Kilkenny (NUIG Mystics)
Emma O'Connor (Ulster Rockets)
Ailish O'Reilly (NUIG Mystics)
Rheanne O'Shea (Team Garvey's Tralee)

Women’s Division One Honourable Mentions 2016 (Second Pick)
Dearbhla Breen (Fr Mathews)
Michelle Fahy (NUIG Mystics)
Fiona Lynch (Fr Mathews)
Aoife Nolan (Team Denjoes American Style)
Lorraine Scanlon (Team Denjoes American Style)

Women’s Division One Honourable Mentions 2016 (Third Pick)
Marritta Gilcrease (NUIG Mystics)
Lillian McCabe (ITC Basketball)
Ann Prendergast (Marble City Hawks)
Miriam Rollan (Team Denjoes American Style)
Aine Sheehy (Marble City Hawks)





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