Jeremy Bell scoops MVP award

Cheshire Jets’ shooting guard Jeremy Bell has been named as Molten BBL Most Valuable Player for the 2010/11 season.

The 6’1” point guard joined the Jets in the summer, and made an immediate impact as he finished top scorer in Championship games with an average of 23 points per game.

The award was voted for by the BBL’s 12 head coaches, and 28-year-old Bell came out on top after a stunning debut season in Britain. Bell beat fellow American Trey Moore of Newcastle Eagles and Team GB captain Andrew Sullivan into second and third place respectively.

It is the fifth time that a Jets player has taken the award this century, but the first time since 2005 when Trey Moore took the title.

The Memphis, Arkansas born player went to Williams Baptist College in his home state also dished out 3.7 assists per game as well as 2.03 steals for the Jets as they finished fourth in the BBL Championship and also reached the semi-finals of both the BBL Cup and play-offs.

Bell played in all 33 BBL Championship games for the Jets, averaging just over 38 minutes per game – a league-high – and scored a point every 100 seconds for his side.

Cheshire coach Paul Smith paid tribute to his player: “I am really pleased for Jeremy to pick up such a prestigious award in his first season at the club” he said.

“He is a phenomenal scorer and a tenacious defender. He has been a real pleasure to work with and has proven to be a popular player with the fans.”