NBCC Annual Award Winners 2016
May 10, 2016
The National Basketball Colleges Committee have announced the winners of their annual awards for 2015/2016.
The six winners have been rewarded for their performances in third level basketball for the recently completed season with Basketball Irelandâs Annual Awards to be announced in full on Saturday June 11th,
Jazmen Boone received the Womenâs Divison One award for her role in WITâs double-winning season. The Waterford side picked up the League and Intervarsity titles for the very first time with the American dominating both finals to win back-to-back MVP awards. Boone also played for Maxol WIT Wildcats in the Basketball Ireland Womenâs Premier League and was named an All-Star for the season. WIT were named joint winners of the March South East Sports Star Award with Beat 102-103.The 22 year old is originally from Virginia Beach, and graduated from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, with a BA in Economics.
The Menâs Division One award went to another player and team who swept the boards in 2016. NUIG had a memorable season with one-basket wins over a strong Griffith College Dublin side in both the League and Intervarsities finals. Michigan native Corey Starkey scored the winning basket in both games and was a double MVP winner some swashbuckling displays for the Galway side. Starkey came to Galway from Bucknell University and also proved a revelation in the Basketball Ireland Menâs Division One with a string of brilliant performances for JM&L Auctioneers Titans and an All-Star award.
Menâs Division One: Corey Starkey - NUI Galway.
Womenâs Division One: Jazmen Boone - WIT.
Menâs Division Two: Graham Brannelly - IT Tallaght. Graham is a second year student at IT Tallaght. He has been a super player for Tallaght and helped his team win the League Final this season.
Womenâs Division Two: Lillian McCabe - IT Carlow. Lillian came to Carlow from Davidson University. She averaged 25pts per game in the College League this season and helped her team to the League win and a Varsities Final.
Menâs Division Three: Dillon Muldoon - IT Sligo. Dillon helped his team to the Division 3 title this year and was MVP in the Final. He was the top scorer in Div.3 and showed his class all year long.
Womenâs Division Three: Aisling McCann - RCSI. Aisling was superb all year for RCSI and was the MVP in their final win. Aisling plays her club basketball with Pyrobel Killester and was part of the Hula Hoops U20 Womenâs National Cup winning squad this year.