Former Ballarat Miners stars Nathan Sobey and Shaun Bruce have been rewarded for their superb seasons in the NBL.
Sobey was selected to the All-NBL First Team for the first time in his career at the annual Andrew Gaze MVP Awards.
He had previously been selected to the All-NBL Second Team twice, in 2017 and 2019.
He was also one of three finalists for the MVP award, alongside Perth's Bryce Cotton and Illawarra's Tyler Harvey.
The selection in the final three came after a season where Sobey nearly led Brisbane to the finals, just missing out by one game to the South East Melbourne Phoenix.
He averaged 21.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists shooting 45.8 percent from the field, 38.2 percent from the three-point line and 88.7 percent from the free-throw line.
Cotton came out on top for the third time in his NBL career and second year in a row.
Sobey is locked-in for next season with Brisbane on his current deal, which will be led by new coach James Duncan after Andrej Lemanis left the side to coach in Japan.
Bruce was rewarded for his stellar season with the Sydney Kings by receiving the Players' Player of the Year award at the club's awards night.
In his second season with the Kings, Bruce became a regular starter after making a name for himself as a premier sixth man last season.
He averaged 6.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists shooting 31.9 percent from the three-point line and 90.3 percent from the free-throw line.
The Kings weren't able to make the finals after making the grand final series last season. They finished in fifth spot, just missing out the final spot in the post-season to the Phoenix by percentage.
Bruce has already signed on for the 2021-22 season with Sydney.
He will be playing under a new coach, after Adam Forde and the club parting ways.
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