by Vlad Ionasc
Parker Jackson-Cartwright has been named the BBL Player of the Year in the Basketball Journalists Association (BJA) annual awards for the 2019-20 season.
Jackson-Cartwright is the first Phoenix player to win the award.
PJC averaged 20.2 points and 7.4 assists per game in the BBL Championship. He proved himself as a certified bucket-getter as his 499 total points in all competitions were second to none. Our point-guard also averaged a league-leading 3.7 steals-per-game in the Championship.
His season-high 31-point performance came against the Bristol Flyers at the beginning of February. PJC accumulated 4+ steals on eight occasions in all competitions. He also tied the franchise record of 13 assists in two instances! He first achieved the remarkable feat against the London City Royals in the BBL Cup. He then reached the landmark again in our final game of the season against the Manchester Giants.
“It feels good to win this award,” Jackson-Cartwright said in a statement given to the BJA. “My hard work has certainly paid off, but I couldn’t have done it without my team-mates, coaching staff, and the support of the Nix Nation.
“I feel that Cheshire is a franchise moving in the right direction, building a winning culture and they always put the interests of the players first
“I had a lot of fun playing in the blue and yellow threads this season,” concluded Jackson-Cartwright.
Former Nix center, C.J. Gettys finished second in the voting with London Lions forward Ovie Soko in third.
We want to congratulate Parker on his richly deserved award!
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