30 Apr 2022
On Saturday 30 April, the first edition of the betFIRST BNXT Awards will take place in the AED Studios, Lint. This award show honours the best of Belgian and Dutch basketball. Come and celebrate this first edition of the betFIRST BNXT Awards with players, coaches, press (in short, the whole basketball community).
Can’t make it to the event? Follow the livestream and keep an eye on our social media for the announcement of the winners and exclusive behind-the-scenes images!
The different awards are listed below. The jury consists of: coaches, assistant coaches, members of the press and team captains of the betFIRST BNXT League. On 22 April, the nominees per category will be announced. So stay tuned to this page and the @bnxtleague social media channels!
The Most Valuable Player trophy has been awarded in previous years to the best player in the Dutch Basketball League and the Pro Basketball League. After the merger of the two leagues at the end of 2020, only one BNXT League MVP will be awarded this year.
Player of the year
The player of the year award is given to the best player from Belgium and the Netherlands. Which Belgian and Dutch player stood out the most this season?
van der Mars
Rising star of the year
This award is given to two young upcoming basketball talents in the betFIRST BNXT League. Once again, one Belgian and one Dutch player will be awarded. To be eligible, players must be under 23 years old.
Van Den Eynde
Van Den Elzen
Referee of the year
The Referee of the Year Award honours a Dutch and a Belgian referee who have demonstrated a strong work ethic and knowledge of the rules of the game.
Van Den Broeck
Coach of the year
The title of Coach of the Year is awarded to the coach who has achieved the most outstanding results with the talent at his disposal. This award will be given to both a Belgian and a Dutch coach.
Defensive Player of the Year
The Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) Award is presented to the player who has excelled defensively throughout the season in the betFIRST BNXT League.
Sixth Man of the Year
The Sixth Man of the Year is awarded to the player who performs best for his team as a substitute (or sixth man). To be eligible for this award, the player must come off the bench in more games than he started in the starting five.
BNXT Dream Team
The award honours the contribution of a Belgian or Dutch basketball icon during his or her career. The winner will be determined internally by the betFIRST BNXT League.