Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Flow NBL Stars Gunning for MVP Title

Three of the biggest names in the 2013 Flow National Basketball League are among the players vying for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award slated to be announced at the end of the soon to be completed season. Spanish Town Spartans’ Lynford “Shooty” Brown and Majesty Gardens Legends’ Havando Dunn and Baldon Todd  are in the running for the prestigious title.

Leading the trio is Spanish Town Spartans shooting guard Lynford “Shooty” Brown who has amassed 332 points at an average of 18.4 per game. The national representative has been an instrumental player for the Spartans as they bid to secure the Flow National Basketball League title in the Game 1 of the best of three finals which was played on Friday, August 16.

Brown’s impressive numbers have put him in good stead for the MVP crown, having recorded an average 39.2 points percentage. It is however his range from beyond the arc that has raised the eyebrows of the league’s hierarchy. Brown has knocked down fifty three-pointers this season, more than any other player in the league. The quick-handed ball handler has also recorded the most steals, thirty three.

Another player who will stake a strong claim for the MVP honours is Majesty Gardens Legends shooting guard Havando Dunn. The 24 year old Dunn, who also plays the point guard position, has scored 326 points in the season at an average of 21.7 per game.

Dunn, who once played for Jamaica’s Under 19 team, has thrown down 99 two-pointers to lead all players. Having a reputation of showcasing some massive dunks, Dunn is also known to be an outstanding defender, registering eight blocks. The player who stands at six foot four inches has also forced forty seven turn overs.

Also vying for the MVP accolade is Dunn’s teammate, Baldon Todd. The Majesty Gardens Legends team captain has been the consummate leader at the shooting guard position, racking up 296 points at 19.7 points per game.
Dunn has been regarded as one of the best free throw shooters in the league having made 88 in the season thus far. Defensively, the skipper has made his mark as an all-round player, leading the league with 176 rebounds, almost doubling the amount of his nearest rival Dunn.

The 31 year old Todd has also been dishing out assists, posting 32 to top the competition. He also leads the turn over stats with 53 for the season.

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