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Tyrese Lacey and Timothy Oboh named EABL MVP’s

Prior to last week’s EABL final, the league’s best were honoured at the end of season awards ceremony in Manchester. Here are the MVPs!

Northern Conference MVP: Tyrese Lacey, Myerscough College

Myerscough’s star guard Tyrese Lacey led his side all the way to the EABL Final Four after they finished with a regular season record of 10-2.

After spending two seasons in the United States, Lacey’s first year back in the UK was a successful one as he averaged 19.8 points per game to go with his MVP and All Conference First Team honours.

He also led the league in steals with 4.8 per game, as well as assists with the guard averaging 8.3 dimes.

Lacey ended the season as the third most efficient player (283 EFF), behind Isaac Round and Edward Onyia, who finished second in the MVP race.

His triple double performance against Manchester Magic back in February will be one to remember for Lacey, where he dropped 25 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds along with a couple of steals.

Lacey showcased his playmaking capabilities outside of the EABL as he set a new record for assists in the EYBL, dishing out 17 dimes in the superfinals.

This is as well as impressing in the NBL Division Two, his most notable performance came against Bristol where he produced an incredible 40 point showing.

Southern Conference MVP: Timothy Oboh, The Canterbury Academy

Despite late-season struggles, Canterbury concluded the regular campaign with a record of 9-3 thanks to their dominant big man and last year’s U17 player of the year Timothy Oboh.

Oboh averaged 16.9 points per game as well as 12.1 rebounds as the 6’10 inside presence showed the ability to work the paint.

As well as breaking into the top 10 scorers in the league, Oboh finished as the third best rebounder in the EABL.

Back in November, the 18-year-old produced a monster stat line against Copleston, as he finished with 39 points, 21 rebounds, two assists and four steals.

Oboh can now look forward to a new chapter across the Atlantic, as he recently committed to the University of Buffalo in the NCAA Division 1.

For more information on the rest of the award winners, click here.

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