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MVP Conklin returns to Crocs

The Townsville Crocodiles are pleased to announce that reigning NBL MVP Brian Conklin has inked a new one-year contract and will return to the club for the 2015/16 NBL season. Conklin re-signs after a breakout campaign establishing himself as one of the League’s most threatening forces and edging out former NBL MVP Cedric Jackson and NBA veteran Josh Childress in the 2015 MVP race. awa2_1b7pdxuh0ugig1mlvtic64c311 (1) In just his second year in the NBL, the power forward averaged 18.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and shot 51 per cent from the field on his way to being named the Most Valuable Player. Conklin returns to Townsville for his third consecutive season and Crocodiles head coach Shawn Dennis couldn’t be happier. “Brian has been one of the most pleasurable players I have ever coached. Together we have formed an incredible working relationship and his continued improvement will be a great benefit to the team,” said Dennis. “He’s really started to become a leader, and he is excited to take on an even bigger leadership role this season.” conks1_12q4pn36vz3dn13524jsmchd8g Conklin finished the 2014/15 regular season leading the League in total two-pointers made (188) and total free throws made (151) and coach Dennis believes the best is yet to come from his American import. ‘Brian likes to set big goals for himself and I know that he’ll be striving to make this season even better than the last,” he said. "There is nothing better than seeing Conklin in full flight and I expect he’ll continue right where he left off.” Townsville Crocodiles Chairman Andrew Gisinger is just as relieved to retain “King Conk” as the club gears up for their most momentous season in recent years. “Brian was the number one priority on our recruitment list and it’s a massive boost for the club to secure a player of his calibre for another season,” said Gisinger. “This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Homes by Montana and Camp Property Developments. It’s businesses like these that ensure the club’s success and we will be focused on returning the support this year. “We have an incredible season ahead of us with our return to the Swamp, the League’s reigning MVP in the line-up and hosting rights to the NBL Blitz where we get the chance to defend our pre- season cup. The community response has been fantastic and the future of the Townsville Crocodiles has never looked brighter.” Conklin joins Mitch Young, Mitch Norton, Clint Steindl, Nick Kay and Leon Henry on the 2015/16 Townsville Crocodiles roster.
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