Bendigo Braves guard Jeremy Kendle wins SEABL MVP award; Ben Harvey named coach of the year

GREAT SEASON: Jeremy Kendle has won the SEABL MVP award.
GREAT SEASON: Jeremy Kendle has won the SEABL MVP award.

A DOMINANT season for the Bendigo Braves has continued at the SEABL awards presentation in Melbourne.

Star import Jeremy Kendle capped a stellar debut season in the league by winning the Most Valuable Player award.

The American also secured the scoring title with a competition best 27.9 points.

He finished the regular season second for free-throws made (96) and fourth for three-pointers (71).

Damian Johnson made it back-to-back defensive player of the year awards wins.

The American finished with 14 more blocked shots than his nearest rival and accrued 29 steals, to complement his string offensive output.

Kendle and Johnson were also announced in the men’s team of the year.

The awards did not stop there, with Ben Harvey named coach of the year for guiding the team to a 21-3 regular season record and national championship.

Bendigo Lady Braves skipper Kelly Wilson was also acknowledged with the Golden Hands award and won a place in the team of the year.