Posted On: 09/14/15 1:45 PM
What is an MVP? Not necessarily the best player but the most valuable to his team’s success. The player who elevated their level of play and, in turn, the level of play of his teammates when it mattered most.
Early in the spring it looked like Brett Morrow would for sure be the engine that kept Passion4Ball going. However, a tear in his shoulder would shorten his club season forcing other members of his team to step up. A few players did just that. 6'9" Nik Mains (Pinnacle) played more aggressive than we ever saw him and took on the scoring load for. 6'4" Gresyn Rogers (Casa Grande) also got it done offensively.
While he didn't lead the team in scoring or any particular category it was 6'5" Jacob Nicolds (Gilbert) who ended up being the glue of the team. His motor, very similar to Morrow's, kept his team going through difficult times. He understood his role as a rebounder and finisher (whether at the rim or catch and shoot 3's) and he excelled at it. He also served as a multi-purpuse defender.
Nicolds' contributions makes him our pick for Passion's MVP.