They may have missed out on the chance of bringing home a banner to the Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre but four Tigers will still walk away from the 2021 Waratah League season with silverware in their back pockets.
Bruce Ozolins, Brayden Morris, Jeremy Harding and Ben Morris were all recognised on Monday as winners of respective Basketball NSW awards after impressive showings during the 2021 COVID-19 impacted campaign.
Ozolins was named as one of two Waratah Two men All Star Five forwards, after averaging 22.67 points during the Tigers' 6-3 season - which saw Ben Bagoly's side finish the season in fourth.
Joining Ozolins in the Waratah Two men side were St George trio Zachary Akkaway (centre), Jason Freshwater (guard) and Reece Craigie (forward) - as well as Hills' Ben Graham (guard).
Craigie and Freshwater were also named MVP and Defensive Player of the Year respectively, while St George's Simon Gleeson took out the Coach of the Year honour.
The other three Tigers award winners came in the division two youth men's competition, in which Shoalhaven finished second in pool A with an 8-2 record.
Harding (centre) and Brayden Morris (forward), who averaged 16.2 and 15 points a game respectively, were both named in the All Star Five, while Ben Morris took out the division's Coach of the Year.
Joining Morris and Harding in the All Star Five were Orange's Kobe Mansell (guard), who also took out MVP, Sutherland's Jordan Duffy (forward) and Inner West Black's Finn McDowell-Male (guard) - with the latter also taking home the Defensive Player of the Year prize.
Illawarra's Harry Morris (division one youth men's All Star Five forward) and Ella Dent (division one youth women's All Star Five guard) were also recognised for their extraordinary 2021 campaigns on the hardwood.
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