Lamelo Ball Named NBL Rookie of The Year!

This season for Illawarra, Ball averaged 17.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game for the Illawarra Hawks. Ball had plenty of memorable on-court and off-court accomplishments in his time in the league, helping set viewership and attendance records while becoming the youngest player to record a triple-double then becoming the first player in the modern era of the league with back-to-back triple-doubles.


Bryce Cotton earned the Most Valuable Player honors on the season, averaging a league-best 22.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists a game. Cotton also earned a spot on the All-NBL First Team along with Jae’Sean Tate, Nick Kay, Scott Machado and Lamar Patterson.