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Final 2016 MPBA Weekly Report

04/06/2016, 9:00am CDT
By Craig Fata

Check out the final overseas signings, playoff results and top performances, and season award winners.

 

MPBA Weekly Report

April 6, 2016

 

Recent players advancing from MPBA:

Bruce Massey, St. Louis RiverSharks (Grand Rapids Drive, NBDL)

18 total players advanced in-season to foreign leagues or NBA D-League – click here for full list.

 

Game Results:

Date                      Result

April 1                   Chicago Blues 113 Windy City Groove 95 (MPBA Semi-Finals)

April 1                   Pontiac 66ers 104 Lima Express 97 (MPBA Semi-Finals)

April 2                   Chicago Blues 114 Pontiac 66ers 113 (MPBA Championship)

 

MPBA Final Standings

Team                                 W    L      Pct.            GB

Pontiac 66ers                 12   4      .750            -

Windy City Groove         8      5      .615         2.5

St. Louis RiverSharks   7      5*     .583         3.0

Chicago Blues                8      6      .571         3.0

Lima Express                  5      9      .357         6.0

Gateway Steam              4      9     .308          6.5

Champaign Swarm       5      11   .313            7.0

*Denotes ineligible for playoffs

Top Playoff Performances

Jarrell Thomas, 4/1 vs Windy City – 26 pts., 6 rebs.

Jakeem Hill, 14 pts., 11 rebs., 7 blocks

Al Rapier, 4/1 vs Windy City – 16 pts., 9 rebs.

Deveon Jenkins, 4/1 vs Chicago – 17 pts., 17 rebs.

Ray Miller, 4/1 vs Chicago – 17 pts., 9 rebs., 4 blocks

Shakir Johnson, 4/1 vs Windy City – 5 blocks

Jody Hill, 4/1 vs Pontiac – 28 pts., 11 rebs., 44 mins.

Kyle Meyer, 4/1 vs Pontiac – 20 pts., 5 rebs., 46 mins.

Cordaryl Ballard, 4/1 vs Pontiac – 19 pts., 8 rebs. 48 mins.

Alfonzo Houston, 4/1 vs Lima – 29 pts., 6 rebs., 43 mins.

Marcus Hammonds, 4/1 vs Lima – 19 pts., 11 rebs.

Alfonzo Houston, 4/2 vs Chicago – 41 pts., 6 rebs., 42 mins.

Diante Watkins, 4/2 vs Pontiac – 29 pts.

Alex Marzette, 4/2 vs Chicago – 16 pts., 4 blocks

Marcus Hammonds, 4/2 vs Pontiac – 13 pts., 12 rebs.

 

2016 MPBA Season Awards

As voted on by a panel of MPBA coaches and media staff

Most Valuable Player – Alfonzo Houston, Pontiac 66ers

Defensive Player of the Year – Connell Crossland, Gateway Steam

Coach of the Year – Durrell Robinson, Pontiac 66ers

Sixth Man of the Year – C.J. Hampton, Windy City Groove

All-MPBA (First Team) – Alfonzo Houston, Pontiac 66ers (unanimous selection); Dion Cooksey, Windy City Groove; Connell Crossland, Gateway Steam (unanimous selection); Kyle Meyer, Lima Express (unanimous selection); and Marcus Hammonds, Pontiac 66ers.

All-MPBA (Second Team) – Cordaryl Ballard, Lima Express; Michael Rogers, Champaign Swarm; Al Rapier, Chicago Blues; Isiah Martin, Windy City Groove; Aaron Williams, St. Louis RiverSharks; and Deveon Jenkins, Windy City Groove.

MPBA All-Defensive Team – Jordan Walker, Champaign Swarm; Dion Cooksey, Windy City Groove; Jakeem Hill, Chicago Blues; Connell Crossland, Gateway Steam; Marcus Hammonds, Pontiac 66ers; and Aaron Williams, St. Louis RiverSharks.

For links to game video, email your request to info@thempba.com. Full MPBA stats can be found by clicking here.

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