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

2018-19 Season

Rhamel Brown, Halifax Hurricanes – 8.9 PPG | 7.3 RPG | 1.6 BPG
Alex Campbell,
Island Storm – 13.3 PPG | 6.6 RPG | 1.2 SPG
Mo Bolden,
London Lightning – 16.2 PPG | 7.0 RPG | 1.6 BPG
Denzell Taylor,
Moncton Magic – 5.8 PPG | 7.5 RPG | 0.8 SPG
Dez Lee,
St. John's Edge – 15.9 PPG | 7.2 RPG | 0.8 SPG

Frank Bartley, Saint John's Riptide – 19.4 PPG | 5.1 RPG | 3.2 APG
Malcolm Duvivier,
Halifax Hurricanes – 7.7 PPG | 1.9 RPG | 1.9 APG
Justin Strings,
KW Titans – 10.3 PPG | 5.4 RPG | 1.4 APG
Jared Nickens,
St. John's Edge – 7.4 PPG | 1.9 RPG | 0.4 APG
Gentrey Thomas,
Moncton Magic – 8.3 PPG | 2.8 RPG | 1.9 APG

Rayson had a banner year leading the NBLC in four statistical categories (24.6 ppg, 1010 total points scored, 154 3-pointers made, 336 field goals made) as the Five made the postseason in their inaugural season.  Also, Rayson earned Player of the Week honours twice (March 3rd & March 24th).

The Central Michigan product also added his name to the record books after setting a new NBL Canada record for most three-point field goals made during a regular season with 149.

Stutz successfully acquired some of the top players in the NBL today, including Braylon Rayson (25.0 ppg, 149 3-pointers, 976 points) and Jaylen Bland (18.8 ppg, 527 points), as well as a successful trade for Maurice Jones Sr. (17.8 ppg, 2.06 steals per game).
A staple in the Sudbury community in his short time in the city, Stutz has led the team’s community outreach to schools and community partners. Attending almost every community visit, Logan has been a significant influencer on the game of basketball in Sudbury.  

Bland, an NBA G-League veteran made an immediate splash in the league  averaging 33.5 points in his NBLC debut on 16 for 32 shooting from long range in two wins earning him Player of the Week honours (November 18th).

Bland went on to average 18.8 points per game, 9th in the NBLC on the season.  Also, he ranks 3rd with most 3-pointers made with 133.

Immediately making his presence known, Bartley joined the starting lineup almost instantaneously, starting 35 of 39 Riptide games.  He led the Riptide in scoring in 17 separate games, including a stretch from January 6th to January 13th, where he was the leading scorer for Saint John in four separate contests. 

He averaged 19.3 points per game which is 8th in the NBLC along with ranking 3rd in the league in total points scored with 753.  Also, Bartley was earned Player of the Week honours twice this season (February 17th & March 17th).

Reynolds, a 6’5” forward from Toronto, Ontario was the second leading scorer on the Highlanders in 40 games played averaging 17.9 points per game on 53.1% field goal shooting. Also, the two-time Canadian Player of the Week led the NBLC in total rebounds this season with 360. 

Cadougan, a former member of the Canadian Senior Men’s National Team shined this regular season starting 35 of 39 games, averaging 12.9 points per game on 46.5% field goal shooting.  Also, he ranks sixth in the NBLC in assists with 172 along with earning Canadian Player of the Week three times (January 6th, February 17th & February 24th) this season.

In his previous two seasons in the NBLC, both with the London Lightning, Cadougan averaged 7.5 points per game, pulled down 2.55 rebounds per game, and 2.36 assists per game.

Coach Joe Salerno led the Moncton Magic to their best regular season to date.  The Magic were difficult to beat at the Avenir Centre.  They completed the 2018-19 campaign setting a new franchise home record of 17-3.  Salerno earned Coach of the Month honours twice (November 2018, March 2019). 

Also, the Salerno-led squad mounted an historic 4th quarter comeback scoring 49 points in the period on the road defeating their provincial rival Saint John Riptide on March 6th. 

Brown, a 6’7” Centre/Forward, the Hurricanes’ defensive anchor ranked first in the National Basketball League in Canada [NBLC] in total blocks this season (66).  Also, with his defensive contributions the Canes rank second in the NBLC in points allowed per game (100.8) along with ranking third in opponents’ field goal percentage (44.6%).

A collegiate of Carleton University, Boucard, a 6'6" small forward hailing from Montreal, Quebec was acquired by the Storm in early January 2019. In 25 games, he became the second leading scorer on the season for the team. 

Guillaume is in the league’s top ten in points and rebounds per game (19.1 ppg & 8.6 rpg) respectively. Notably he has also earned Canadian Player of the Week honours twice on January 19th & March 3rd.

2017-18 Season

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.