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Back-To-Back BBL MVP

Published: 11th May, 2017

Rahmon Fletcher is the Molten BBL MVP for 2016-17 and scoops the prestigious accolade for the second year in a row after winning by a landslide in the voting by BBL coaches/clubs.

Once again, they recognised his outstanding contribution to Esh Group Eagles Newcastle who finished second in the BBL Championship, having already secured the BBL Cup and are now looking to sign off with more silverware in Sunday’s showpiece British Basketball Play-Off Finals.

The playmaker was on fire throughout the season, finishing as the second highest scorer in the league with 20.5 points per game and also topping the assists chart with 6.7 assists per game.

“It’s an honour to win this MVP award again,” said the point guard.

“To get recognised and voted for by other clubs and coaches is a nice feeling and I am privileged to win it in back-to-back seasons.

“I am the type of person that wants to earn the respect of others. So, to have the coaches that are watching endless film of you, scouting for you and then ultimately voting for you, really does mean a lot.

“Plus, I have to give a lot of credit to the Eagles as an organisation too,” added Fletcher.

The confirmation of his status as MVP adds another gong to an already long list of personal achievements during his three eye-catching seasons in the BBL.

As well as two MVP awards for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 campaigns, he has also been BBL Cup MVP for three straight years and was named as MVP when the Eagles won the BBL Play-Off Final in 2015.

Fletcher and the Eagles face reigning league champions and BBL Trophy winners Leicester Riders in the season climax at The 02, in a game that will be shown worldwide on the BBC Sport website and made available via the red button for UK viewers.

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