Lehmon Colbert has been named Men’s Premier League Player of the Year, while Jazmen Boone took the women’s prize at the 2016 Basketball Ireland Annual Awards.
Over 40 awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the National Basketball Arena on Saturday 11 June to winners from Antrim, Carlow, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Sligo and Waterford.
Boone is named Women’s Premier League Player of the Year to follow up on a season that saw her win Player of the Month twice and secure an All-Star award for her performances with Maxol WIT Wildcats.
The Women’s Premier League Young Player of the Year goes to a Singleton’s SuperValu Brunell player for the fourth time in five years - Amy Waters backs up her All-Star nod and selection for the Ireland Senior women’s squad.
Team Montenotte Hotel secured their status as the most successful women’s club in Irish basketball history with another league and cup double in 2015/2016, and Mark Scannell is recognised for his role in winning the Coach of the Year.
Colbert is the Men’s Premier League Player of the Year. The C&S UCC Demons forward is a two-time All-Star and played a crucial role in the Cork club’s run to another Men’s Premier League title.
Templeogue point guard Sean Flood is named Young Player of the year, while Mayo native and Killester head coach Brian O’Malley wins the Coach of the Year gong in just his first season in the Men’s Premier League.
Galway complete a clean sweep of the Men’s and Women’s Division One. NUIG Mystics supply the Women’s Division One Coach and Player of the Year in Mike Murray and Siobhán Kilkenny respectively. Club mate Ailish O’Reilly wins Young Player of the year for a third time.
Seventeen-year-old Eoin Rockall is the Men’s Division One Young Player of the Year as part of Maree’s trophy-laden season. Head Coach John Finn also wins his category, while three-time Young Player of the Year Kenneth Hansberry graduates to the overall award in 2016.
NATIONAL LEAGUE AWARDS
Men’s Premier League Player of the Year
Lehmon Colbert (C&S UCC Demons)
Men's Premier League Young Player of the Year
Sean Flood (Templeogue BC)
Men’s Premier League Coach of the Year
Brian O'Malley (Pyrobel Killester)
Women’s Premier League Player of the Year
Jazmen Boone (Maxol WIT Wildcats)
Women's Premier League Young Player of the Year
Amy Waters (Singleton's SuperValu Brunell)
Women’s Premier League Coach of the Year
Mark Scannell (Team Montenotte Hotel)
Men’s Division One Player of the Year
Kenneth Hansberry (Maree BC)
Men’s Division One Young Player of the Year
Eoin Rockall (Maree BC)
Men’s Division One Coach of the Year
John Finn (Maree)
Women’s Division One Player of the Year
Siobhan Kilkenny (NUIG Mystics)
Women’s Division One Young Player of the Year
Ailish O'Reilly (NUIG Mystics)
Women’s Division One Coach of the Year
Mike Murray (NUIG Mystics)
WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL AWARDS
Irish Wheelchair Basketball Men's Player of the Year
Jason Kennedy (Northern Ireland Knights WBC)
Irish Wheelchair Basketball Women's Player of the Year
Christine Doyle (Killester WBC)
UNDERAGE BASKETBALL AWARDS
Men’s Underage Coach of the Year
Daniel O'Sullivan (Ballincollig BC)
Women’s Underage Coach of the Year
Andy Gill (Irish U15W National Team)
Underage Club of the Year