Worthing Thunder Basketball Club held its traditional end of season awards following the team’s win over Manchester Magic on Saturday night.

Brendan Okoronkwo captured two awards including Players Player of the Year and the season’s Player of the Year.

“It’s a great honour to be named for two awards, it means a lot to me,” Okoronkwo said. “It was amazing just to be named as team captain at the start of the season but to be named MVP by both the players and fans is incredible.”

Okoronkwo was one of the very few that remained from last season’s squad and admits that the basketball club still has a long way to go, but they are going the right way.

“I have learned that change is good and I think we as a club needed to hit the reset button,” he said. “I have been here for five, six years and we have got a home court game in the playoffs, and I feel that we can only get better.”

Zaire Taylor, who averaged 25.7 points a game this season along with leading Thunder with 34 points and 10 assists in the win over Manchester, claimed the Director’s Player of the Year with James Grinham deservedly scooping the Coach’s Player of the Year.

“I am surprised but really blessed and honoured,” said Grinham. “This team has changed a lot this season and a number of us have had to change our roles within the team, but I have enjoyed every minute of being in a Thunder vest and I’m blessed to get this award.”


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