Jerry Dancer Named MVP, Kevin Waters Named Coach Of The Year

by NBL Media

For Immediate Release-

September 23,2021

Today the NBL-US announced their 2021 Post Season Awards.

Just as predicted in the Preseason Kevin Waters led the Fort Lauderdale Herd to the Eastern Conference Championship in the Herd's first season in the NBL-US.

Waters is no stranger to Minor League Basketball leading the Jacksonville Giants to multiple championships in the American Basketball Association (ABA). In his return to Minor League basketball he put a dominate Fort Lauderdale Herd team together that went 9-1 in the regular season.

Waters was the NBL-US preseason pick for Coach of the Year and he did not disappoint on the sidelines as players gave him great reviews on his coaching style being a players coach.

Jerry Dancer was named MVP/ Defensive Player of the Year for the first time in his storied minor league basketball career. The Waco, Texas native broke his own three point record knocking down eleven three pointers shattering his own record from the 2020 season when he hit seven three pointers against the same Bexar County Bucs team.

Dancer also broke the NBL-US scoring record scoring 51 points when the United needed it the most. Dancer was also called on all season to guard the best player on the opposing team holding some of the top scorers in the league below their season average.

Dancer was the leader of a United team that went undefeated for a second straight season winning back to back NBL-US Championships.

When asked about winning MVP and Defensive Player of the Year Dancer was quoted as saying " I set a goal at the beginning of the season to win defensive player of the year. I took pride in shutting down the opposing teams best player. I've been known to get buckets but this year, I got buckets and made sure the guy I was guarding didn't get his". "If you don't work, you don't get rewarded"

Joining Dancer on the All NBL First Team

Brandon Taylor - East Houston United

Maxwell Benoit - Fort Lauderdale Herd

Tony Collins - Fort Lauderdale Herd

Barron Smith - South Atlanta Showtyme

Asante Belton - Baytown Bobcats

Travon Matthews - New Orleans Blues

Rookie of the Year- Tre Landry Baytown Bobcats

Sixth Man of the Year- Dylan Spriggins - East Houston United

Executive of the Year- Thomas Williams Baytown Bobcats

The NBL- US Winter season begins January 8th with six teams competing for the winter league championship.