SBL: East Perth Eagles annoints MVPs at award night

Retired assistant SBL coach Bill Edwards received club life membership.
Retired assistant SBL coach Bill Edwards received club life membership.

EAST Perth Eagles State Basketball League (SBL) star Kevin Davis was named the most valuable player (MVP) at the club’s awards night at Henry on The Eighth in Maylands on September 9.

Davis was also acknowledged by Basketball WA as the 2017 SBL Defensive Centre of the year.

The coaches award went to Aiden Murphy, while Wildcats-listed player Mason Bragg won the new Rookie of the Year award.

Kieran Berry was awarded the division 1 MVP, after a season where he also played in the SBL and represented WA in the School Sports under-18s.

Meanwhile, Canadian import Kaylee Kilpatrick won the SBL women’s MVP for a stunning season.

Rising star Akim Lual won the rookie of the year award and Georgia Lowe was recognised for her great efforts over the year with the coaches award.

Eryn Fisher won the division 1 MVP.

Veteran Jodee Sontay was acknowledged for her outstanding 300 games in SBL and her strong contribution over the 2017 season.

The night was highlighted by the announcement of Tanya Fisher being picked as the 2018 women’s SBL coach.

Retired assistant SBL coach Bill Edwards, who was awarded with life membership, said he was proud to be honoured by the club.

“I have received much more from this great club than I could ever have given over the 16 years that I have coached,” he said.

“I look forward to coming back next year to watch the teams play from a supporters perspective.

“2018 looks to be very exciting.”

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