Stokes named Molten WBBL MVP

Nottingham Wildcats’ star Amber Stokes has been named as Molten WBBL Most Valuable Player for 2015-16 after posting a stellar rookie season.

Her explosiveness, quickness, scoring ability, defensive prowess and leadership from the backcourt have all been essential ingredients in taking Wildcats to the WBBL Championship title and a first top flight league success of their 40 year history.

Stokes has had a terrific campaign for the league winners – harvesting an all-action 16.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and two steals per game.

She was also named in both the Molten WBBL All-Defensive Team of the Year and Molten WBBL Team of the Year for 2015-16.

Stokes now has her sights on firing Wildcats to more glory and a silverware double in Sunday’s Molten WBBL Play-Off Final against Team Northumbria at The O2 – a game that will be shown live on the BBC red button and via BBC sport online at 6pm.

The guard fought off stiff competition from her Nottingham team-mate Amber Harris to land the award.

Great Britain wing and Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters’ standout Helen Naylor came third in the voting undertaken by WBBL coaches.

The crowning of Stokes as MVP cements an awards double for Wildcats, since play-caller Dave Greenaway has already been crowned Molten Ed Percival WBBL Coach of the Year for 2015-16.

Source: WBBL
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