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CEBL redesigns MVP award in honor of former Edmonton Stingers star Xavier Moon

Former star of the Edmonton Stingerswas the inspiration for the redesign of theCanadian Elite Basketball League'strophy and the league's most valuable player

"The trophy marked with an 'X' mounted on a maple wood plinth was awarded toCEBL's three-time MVP Xavier Moon (2019, 2020 2021) is currently under contract with the Los Angeles Clippers," the league posted on its website Wednesday.

"This trophy was designed by Montreal-based trophy maker Protocole, who also designed the CEBL Championship Trophy."

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Moon averaged 23 points per game for Stingers during 2021 season that's all.

The Los Angeles Clippers as Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nathan Knight defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, January 3, 2022. Guard Xavier Moon shoots in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Moon, a 27-year-old security guard from Alabama, said the Stingers will be released in 2021- Dominant play won two CEBL championships before joining the NBA's Clippers organization during 22 seasons.

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CEBL tweeted a photo of the new MVP award Wednesday night, captioned:

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On Wednesday, CEBL announced that Halil Ahmad of the Niagara River Lions was named league MVP for the 2022 season.

He averaged a league-best 20.7 points and a team-best 4.5 assists, leading the Rivers Lions to his 13-7 record. Hamilton Honey Badgers' Ryan Schmidt was named Coach of the Year after leading the team to a league-best 14-6 regular season record.

Hamilton guard Caleb Agada won Canada's Player of the Year award, while his EJ Onu from Niagara won Defensive Player of the Year award.

Forward Thomas Kennedy of the Fraser Valley Bandits and the University of Windsor was named CEBL's Top U Sports Player.

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This The award was voted on by CEBL's general manager and head coaches, assistant coaches, select league broadcasters and internal media personnel.

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CEBL Heads To Championship Weekend Awards were announced during the preparations. It will be held in Ottawa this weekend. Hamilton, Niagara, Scarborough and Ottawa are in contention for the league title.

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– With files from The Canadian Press

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