2018 NBLC Awards

Teams ranked their order of preference for each category from a list of eligible players and points were assigned based on the ranking order. The player with the highest overall point for each category was deemed the winner.

See below the winners of this year's awards in the National Basketball League of Canada

Carl English, a 6'5" guard who played collegiately at the University of Hawai'i, carried the St. John's Edge on his back throughout the 2017-18 NBL Canada season.  He led the team with a 23.9 ppg scoring average, including a league-record 58 points on March 3, 2018 against the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans.  English is also the first Canadian-born player to earn Most Valuable Player honours.  He won Central Division Player of the Wek honours twice (November 26 2017, March 4 2017).


The only coach this season to earn Coach of the Month honours twice, Leslie improved on the Hurricanes' 27-13 season last year with a 28-12 campaign in 2017-18, earning the Halifax crew their third consecutive Atlantic Division title and home-court advantage throughout the NBL Canada postseason.


A 6'3" guard who played collegiately at Illinois, was a dominant star for the Niagara River Lions in his rookie year. As a starter in 31 of his 39 games, Tate averaged 13.1 points per game with Niagara; he also led the entire NBL with an average of 7.53 assists per game.


Maxwell, a 6'7" forward who played collegiately at Hampton University, was a dominating force on both offence and defence for the Island Storm.  In addition to averaging 18.5 ppg, he also pulled down 277 rebounds (7.3 rpg) and blocked 84 shots, and stole the ball 55 times.  He won Atlantic Division Player of the Week honours on March 18, 2018.


Coming off the bench to help the Halifax Hurricanes, Zimmerman, a 6'2" guard who played collegiately at Monroe (N.Y.) Community College, was the third-leading scorer for Halifax (12.6 ppg); he also dished out 125 assists and generated 114 3-point shots (.410 average).


Session, a 6'2" guard who played collegiately at Cal State-Los Angeles, became a scoring linchpin for the Island Storm, leading the Charlottetown crew in scoring with 779 points (20.0 ppg).  he also garnered 378 rebounds (9.7 rpg), dished out 225 assists, and stole the ball 72 times.  Session won Atlantic Division Player of the Week twice this season (December 3 2017, March 4 2018).


The St. John's Edge guard has been involved in Canadian basketball for nearly two decades.  A member of the Canadian national team, English participated in the 2009 FIBA Americas championship, as well as the 2015 Pan-American Games.  But as a member of the Edge, he came back to lead his hometown team to the NBL postseason, making #23 jerseys popular clothing attire on the Rock.


The St. John's Edge organization has proven beyond any doubt that basketball will thrive in new Canadian markets.  With over 4,000 fans a night watching Edge games at Mile One Centre, the efforts of Edge management and ownership to build a winner - both on and off the court - have proven tremendously successful.