Recent Sydney Spirit NBL recruit DAVID GRUBER has been rewarded for another sensational SEABL season with a position on the All SEABL South Men team. Joining him in the frontcourt is JOE WERNER of the Kilsyth Cobras and NATHAN HERBERT of the Geelong Supercats. 300 Game inductee BRAITH COX (Geelong Supercats) receives his sixth selection and is joined in the back court with Frankston Blues youngster ANDREW HARMS.
DAVID GRUBER led all players in the South team with a maximum 12 votes, averaging 25.3 points, 13.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. This is Gruber’s fourth consecutive selection to an All SEABL Team. Gruber dominated the league with three Team of the Month recognitions and two Player of the Week accolades, and was also awarded with the South Men Defensive Player Award.
Despite receiving many doubts before the season started, Kilsyth Cobras JOE WERNER has proved many fans wrong with a dominating performance in his first season of SEABL basketball. Joe averaged 20.9 points at 54.9% and led the league in rebounds with 15.4. Joe produced a double double in all but four games this season and recorded a season best 26 rebounds in round 3 against Albury/Wodonga.
After spending the SEABL off-season playing with the South Dragons in the NBL, NATHAN HERBERT has had an outstanding season and deserves his first All SEABL Team selection. Herbert played a vital part in getting the Supercats to second place on the ladder, but fell short of a fourth consecutive Grand Final appearance. Herbert has been a consistent scorer all season averaging 23.3ppg (4th), 8.7rpg (10th) and led the league in both Foul Shot percentage (88.6%) and 3 point percentage (42.8%).
With five 30+ pt games including a season high 45pts in round 5 against Bendigo, Frankston Blues 23 year old ANDREW HARMS earns his first All SEABL team selection. Harms had a standout season and have been a major reason for the Blues league leading 22-4 regular season record.
Playing in his 13th SEABL season, BRAITH COX celebrated his 300th game earlier in the season and has capped off a milestone year with his sixth All SEABL team appearance. Braith averaged 15.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and led the league with 5.8 assists. After a back-up role last year, Braith stepped up into the starting five this year and hasn’t let his coach down, dishing the ball superbly to open team mates.
Braith Cox (Geelong)
Andrew Harms (Frankston)
Nathan Herbert (Geelong)
David Gruber (Frankston)
Joe Werner (Kilsyth)
Other players receiving votes: Dallas Jeffree (MtG) 3, Matthew Dellavedova (AIS) 3, Robert Inches (Hob) 3,
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