NBL 2014/15: It’s unanimous - Brian Conklin is the 2014/15 MVP

Townsville Crocodiles star Brian Conklin was named the 2014/15 NBL MVP on Saturday night, capping off a brilliant season for the American despite his team finishing sixth with just 11 wins.

Conklin averaged 18.6 points per game for the season – good enough for fourth-best in the league – and shot the ball at an outstanding 50.7% from the field on his way to league-highs of 188 field goals and 151 free-throws made.

The big man also pulled down 6.4 boards per contest and had six double-doubles.

He tallied 111 votes to hold off enigmatic Breakers point guard Cedric Jackson (101) and Kings and former NBA star Josh Childress (94) who could only manage 18 games due to injury.

Melbourne’s Jordan McRae, Cairns’ Scottie Wilbekin and Adelaide’s Jamar Wilson all rounded out the top five with 83 votes apiece.

There is little doubt Conklin deserves the award for his remarkable season, which brings us to the first ever #TeamPnR NBL MVP.

Throughout the 2014/15 NBL season, The Pick and Roll’s Dean and Steve have voted after each match, based on a 3-2-1 system, to determine the PnR NBL Most Valuable Player.

Here is the voting from the final five rounds, match by match, in full.

If you have missed any of the first 15 rounds of voting, make sure you catch up here:

Rounds 1-5

Rounds 6-10

Rounds 11-15


Round 16:

New Zealand v Sydney

Dean Zardo: 3: Josh Childress, 2: Cedric Jackson, 1: Cody Ellis

Steve Chalmers: 3. Josh Childress 2. Cedric Jackson 1. Tom Garlepp

Wollongong v Adelaide

DZ: 3: Brock Motum, 2: Tim Coenraad, 1: Mitch Creek

SC: 3. Brock Motum 2. Jamar Wilson 1. Tim Coenraad

Townsville v Perth

DZ: 3: Jermaine Beal, 2: Brian Conklin, 1: Jesse Wagstaff

SC: 3. Brian Conklin 2. Jesse Wagstaff 1. Jermaine Beal

Cairns v Perth

DZ: 3: Torrey Craig, 2: Scottie Wilbekin, 1: Shawn Redhage

SC: 3. Torrey Craig 2. Scottie Wilbekin 1. Shawn Redhage

Adelaide v Sydney

DZ: 3: Jamar Wilson, 2: Ben Madgen, 1: Brock Motum

SC: 3. Jamar Wilson 2. Ben Madgen 1. Mitch Creek

Melbourne v Townsville

DZ: 3: Todd Blanchfield, 2: Brian Conklin, 1: Mark Worthington

SC: 3. Todd Blanchfield 2. Brian Conklin 1. Mickell Gladness


Round 17:

New Zealand v Perth

DZ: 3: Corey Webster, 2: DeAndre Daniels, 1: Ekene Ibekwe

SC: 3. Damian Martin 2. Thomas Abercrombie 1. Corey Webster

Wollongong v Melbourne

DZ: 3: Oscar Forman, 2: Gary Ervin, 1: Rhys Martin

SC: 3. Rhys Martin 2. Oscar Forman 1. Jordan McRae

Adelaide v Townsville

DZ: 3: Jamar Wilson, 2: Mickell Gladness, 1: Brock Motum

SC: 3. Jamar Wilson 2. Brock Motum 1. Mickell Gladness

Cairns v Wollongong

DZ: 3: Brad Hill, 2: Scottie Wilbekin, 1: Matt Burston

SC: 3. Scottie Wilbekin 2. Brad Hill 1. Torrey Craig

Perth v Sydney

DZ: 3: Matt Knight, 2: Damian Martin, 1: Tom Garlepp

SC: 3. Matt Knight 2. Damian Martin 1. Ben Madgen


Round 18:

Adelaide v Sydney

DZ: 3: Brock Motum, 2: Daniel Johnson, 1: Kevin White

SC: 3. Brock Motum 2. Daniel Johnson 1. Kevin White

Perth v Cairns

DZ: 3: Matt Knight, 2: Alex Loughton, 1: Jermaine Beal

SC: 3. Jermaine Beal 2. Damian Martin 1. Matt Knight

Melbourne v Wollongong

DZ: 3: Rhys Martin, 2: Jordan McRae, 1: Larry Davidson

SC: 3. Rhys Martin 2. Jordan McRae 1. Larry Davidson

Townsville v New Zealand

DZ: 3: Todd Blanchfield, 2: Tai Wesley, 1: Brian Conklin

SC: 3. Todd Blanchfield 2. Cedric Jackson 1. Brian Conklin

Sydney v Cairns

DZ: 3: Cam Tragardh, 2: Ben Madgen, 1: Tom Garlepp

SC: 3. Cameron Tragardh 2. Scottie Wilbekin 1. Ben Madgen


Round 19:

New Zealand v Adelaide

DZ: 3: Jamar Wilson, 2: Corey Webster, 1: Brock Motum

SC: 3. Jamar Wilson 2. Corey Webster 1. Daniel Johnson

Cairns v Melbourne

DZ: 3: Torrey Craig, 2: Scottie Wilbekin, 1: Daniel Kickert

SC: 3. Torrey Craig 2. Scottie Wilbekin 1. Daniel Kickert

Townsville v Melbourne

DZ: 3: Brian Conklin, 2: Mitch Norton, 1: Jordan McRae

SC: 3. Brian Conklin 2. Mitch Norton 1. Clint Steindl

Sydney v Wollongong

DZ: 3: Oscar Forman, 2: Kendrick Perry, 1: Rhys Martin

SC: 3. Oscar Forman 2. Jahii Carson 1. Kendrick Perry

Perth v New Zealand

DZ: 3: Cedric Jackson, 2: DeAndre Daniels, 1: Corey Webster

SC: 3. Cedric Jackson 2. Jermaine Beal 1. Corey Webster


Round 20:

Sydney v Melbourne

DZ: 3: Daniel Kickert, 2: Tom Garlepp, 1: Angus Brandt

SC: 3. Daniel Kickert 2. Tom Garlepp 1. Lucas Walker

Adelaide v Perth

DZ: 3: Brock Motum, 2: Jamar Wilson, 1: Matt Knight

SC: 3. Brock Motum 2. Jamar Wilson 1. Shawn Redhage

Townsville v Wollongong

DZ: 3: Todd Blanchfield, 2: Gary Ervin, 1: Mickell Gladness

SC: 3. Todd Blanchfield 2. Brian Conklin 1. Gary Ervin

Melbourne v Sydney

DZ: 3: Mark Worthington, 2: Tom Garlepp, 1: Daniel Kickert

SC: 3. Mark Worthington 2. Daniel Kickert 1. Jason Cadee

New Zealand v Cairns

DZ: 3: Scottie Wilbekin, 2: Ekene Ibekwe, 1: Alex Loughton

SC: 3. Scottie Wilbekin 2. Ekene Ibekwe 1. Alex Loughton

Perth v Townsville

DZ: 3: DeAndre Daniels, 2: Brian Conklin, 1: Todd Blanchfield

SC: 3. DeAndre Daniels 2. Shawn Redhage 1. Brian Conklin

Wollongong v Adelaide

DZ: 3: Jamar Wilson, 2: Mitch Creek, 1: Rhys Martin

SC: 3. Mitch Creek 2. Jamar Wilson 1. Daniel Johnson


Final Vote Count

Dean Zardo

40 Brian Conklin

36 Jamar Wilson

30 Josh Childress

29 Jordan McRae, Brock Motum

28 Scottie Wilbekin

25 DeAndre Daniels

24 Cedric Jackson

23 Jermaine Beal, Corey Webster

Steve Chalmers

39. Brian Conklin

36. Cedric Jackson

31. Josh Childress, Jordan McRae, Jamar Wilson

29. Scottie Wilbekin

24. Brock Motum

22. Mark Worthington

21. Torrey Craig, DeAndre Daniels


So there it is, the UNANIMOUS NBL and #TeamPnR Most Valuable Player for 2014/15:

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Brian Conklin Townsville Crocodiles

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