Wolves honour star players

MVP winners Nikita Martin and Seb Salinas. Picture: Serene Maisey
MVP winners Nikita Martin and Seb Salinas. Picture: Serene Maisey

Seb Salinas won the major Most Valuable Player prize for the men while Nikita Martin took the honours for the women.

Salinas enjoyed a stellar season where he was named among the State Basketball League’s best five players and led the Wolves in points, rebounds and assists.

The Joondalup No. 11 averaged 24.4 points, 5.4 assists and nine rebounds a game in 2014.

Earlier in the year, coach Craig Friday described the impact Salinas was having in his starring season.

He said he was as fit as he had ever been.

‘It’s the leadership and the way he’s gone about it that’s more impressive than the numbers he’s thrown up,’ he said.

‘He’s just been an outstanding leader for us. The young kids who have been getting an opportunity, they’re following in good foot-steps.’

For the women, Martin continued the impressive form that saw her win grand final MVP in Joondalup’s championship win last year.

The 25-year-old led Wolves’ scoring in 2014, averaging 16.8 points per game.

Other award winners for the men and women respectively:

Best team person: Sean Easther and Chelsea Burns.

Most improved: Ben Ironmonger and Abbie Ironmonger.

Total points: Salinas and Martin.

Total steals: Trian Iliadis and Chelsea Burns.

Total assists: Salinas and Shani Amos.

Total rebounds: Salinas and Ellyce Ironmonger.