Skelton, Anglin, Obikwelu and Ogidan win Most Improved Player awards!

There is no shortage of development of display each season in the ABL and this year has been no different. As programmes across the country work tirelessly day in, day out to help the next wave of talented young players improve, we spotlight the ones that have taken that to the next level as this season’s Most Improved Player Award winners. 

Tommy Skelton of Queen Ethelburgas takes the honour in the North Conference this season after helping his side to an 8-2 record and 2nd place in the standings. Averaging 12.9ppg and 11.9rpg, Skelton was a clear choice for coaches across the Conference. 

There’s been plenty of love for Aston Manor in the Central awards this season, and MIP for 2018/19 goes to Ryan Anglin. As a star man for the league winners, Anglin coupled some high quality defensive work with an impressive 24.2ppg and league best 32.8 efficiency rating to wow players and coaches alike across the ABL. 

Leyton struggled to a 2-14 record this season to finish next to last in the East, but that hasn’t stopped the Conference’s coaches from picking out Chima Obikwelu for MIP honours. Obikwelu was a clear winner from the voting and after scoring 21.1ppg and pulling down 13.8rpg, it’s not hard to see why. 

Finally, Laja Ogidan from New City College was the winner in the South Conference. New City played some impressive basketball across the season to finish 13-5 and Ogidan was a key part of that. With an efficiency rating north of 25 on the year and enjoying 17.7points per contest, Ogidan showed the Conference he’s clearly one for the future. 

Tomorrow we’ll announce the ABL All-1st and All-2nd teams as we focus on some of the best performers from across the League in 2018/19!