Last weekend, more than 70 highly talented free agent basketball players flocked from all over the world (From Hawaii, Alaska, Texas, to even India!) to Pottstown, PA for the 2013 Men’s and Women’s iBall Pro Combine. Joining them were scouts and management, professional basketball coaches, and agencies from the U.S. and Europe.
All players competed in a number of tests, drills, and games, and after hours of debate, statistical analyzation, and video evaluation, iBall United is proud to present the 2013 iBall Pro Combine Most Valuable Player Awards.
The Men’s Pro Combine MVP is DEREK HALL – Jim Naughton, Alliance Sports Management. The 6-11 PF/C played extremely well both inside, outside the paint. The 2012 product of Albright College displayed soft hands and a soft touch around the basket. Derek also displayed a fine ability to step out and shoot the three and superb passing from top of the key and low post positions.
Derek also surprised the Athletic Training Staff at MAXOUT by placing 3rd overall in the lateral movement test. A relentless rebounder with outstanding attitude to match, he willed his team to the 2013 iBall Pro Combine Men’s Championship.
The Women’s MVP is NICOLETTE MARCINIAK -Dustin Simcox Whitecox & Lyons Sports Management. The 6-1 PF/C from Brooklyn, NY recently graduated from Long Island University C.W. Post as the 7th All-time leading rebounder. Also an outstanding student, Nicolette earned a 3.7 GPA.
Nicolette displayed a full arsenal of post moves as well outstanding leadership qualities. One iBall Scout remarked that she was “vocal and never stops working.” All day throughout games and especially in the situational drills, Nicolette used her body extremely well to gain inside post position and grab “every rebound that comes off the glass.”
Congratulations to Derek and Nicolette for a job well done. More top player selections including first and second team, all-athletic team, and more will be soon to follow.