Ben­jamin nets pres­ti­gious medal for stand-out sea­son

Geraldton Guardian - - Sport -

Dwayne Ben­jamin has taken out the S&K Elec­tri­cal Ger­ald­ton Buc­ca­neers’ Dan Hunt Medal for the 2017 SBL sea­son.

Ben­jamin polled 70 votes to claim the award on Sat­ur­day night, ahead of fel­low im­port Mau­rice Bar­row on 64.

Coach Ray Evans said Ben­jamin’s con­sis­tency through­out the sea­son made him a well-de­served re­cip­i­ent.

“He ac­tu­ally missed a few games through­out the sea­son as well, so to do that and still win the award just shows how good and con­sis­tent he has been for us,” he said.

Evans also lauded Bar­row for his con­sis­tency, say­ing his de­fence and ver­sa­til­ity had been a high­light of his sea­son.

Ben­jamin topped the sea­son point scor­ing with 792, while Bar­row had the high­est free throw per­cent­age of 85.3. Mat Wun­den­berg had the high­est field goal per­cent­age with 65.2, while Jack­son Hussey topped the as­sists with 6.1 per game. Joey Iaria was name team man of the year. Dy­lan My­ers took out the di­vi­sion one MVP award, with Coby Ryan run­ner-up.

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