2021/22 ABL Awards – Individual and All-Conference honours announced

Ahead of tomorrow’s ABL playoff final between Haringey and Dagenham Park, the 2021/22 regular season awards have now been announced.

Selected by the teams themselves, programmes were able to nominate their own players for respective awards to draw up an initial shortlist, which was then voted on to finalise this year’s winners.

Northern Conference

Conference winners Aston Manor Academy put up three for awards in the North, with Frank Madubuko (MVP), Asare Anochie (DPOY) and Curtis Xavier (COTY) all being recognised.

Eight of the conference’s ten teams all received a nod in the 1st and 2nd teams, with only second place Carmel College and last place Xaverian College failing to feature.

Eastern Conference

There were a pair of awards for third place Sigma 6, with guards Jordan Ashley (MVP) and Joe Winder (MIP) both getting the nod.

Tomorrow’s playoff finalists Dagenham Park went 14-0 in the regular season and contributed Brandon Tchouya and Haydn Ling (1st team) plus Josh Smith-White (2nd team) for All-Conference honours.

Tchouya also picked up the DPOY award, whilst former EABL winner Pierce Maslen is Coach of the Year.

Western Conference

Daniel Kapitene enjoyed a great season as The Crest Academy finished 12-4 and he’s been singled out for the MVP award.

Team mate Liam Campbell is the DPOY, whilst former ABL winners St Charles had the Coach of the Year in the form of Patrick Avorkilyah.

Southern Conference

Congratulations to Bracknell & Wokingham forward Gabe Romero-Sanz after he picked up the Southern conference’s MVP award.

There was a family vibe amongst the voting, with fellow coaches picking Bracknell & Wokingham’s Myers Amoo-Gottfried for a 1st team slot as well the U17 POTY, whilst father Martin received the COTY award.

Conference winners HTS Storm enjoyed two 1st team selections (Max Gausden & Hisham Kiberu) plus a 2nd team pick (Jarvis Chater).

South Eastern Conference

Winning the South Eastern conference earned New City head coach Andre Lockhart plenty of plaudits as he scooped the COTY award.

He also oversaw the development of Most Improved Player Alejandro Bari, whilst Lewis Bennett, Nyake Tucker and Uthman Ojubanire made the Conference 1st-team.

Riverside’s Benediktas Martinkus was highlighted for the MVP award, whilst STAC guard Joel Chigbo was the U17 POTY.

London Central Conference

Unbeaten ABL playoff finalists Haringey contribute four of the five individual awards in the London Central Conference.

Chukwudi Dioramma (MVP & U17 POTY), Kamali Talyor (MIP), and Franck Batimba (COTY) all receive honours, with COHENEL’s Juan Nguema (DPOY) the only player able to stop a clean sweep.

The ABL playoff final between Haringey and Dagenham Park will take place at Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre tomorrow, with a 12pm tip.

The event is free to enter but fans are required to make sure they have a ticket for capacity reasons.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE

The game will also be live on the Basketball England YouTube channel, which can be viewed by clicking HERE.