The Breakers have made a clean sweep of the Australian
NBL awards for November, with Andrej Lemanis winning coach of
the month and Cedric Jackson taking out player of the month.
Jackson was simply superb for the defending champions in
November, twice winning player of the week honours in the
period. In six games Jackson averaged 18.2 points, 9.2
assists, 5 rebounds and 2.5 steals.
The American import, who was named a starter for this
weekend's All-Star game in Adelaide, made 45 of 88 shots from
the field in November at a 51 per cent accuracy rate.
He highlighted his multi-faceted game by recording a rare
triple-double in a round nine victory against Melbourne,
recording 28 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
Jackson took out the monthly award, voted on by coaches and
media, after polling 61 votes to finish comfortably ahead of
Ben Madgen (Sydney) and Adris Deleon (Wollongong).
Jackson's coach Andrej Lemanis was also honoured for his
efforts in November, leading the Breakers to to a league-best
5-1 record for the month.
New Zealand started the month with four straight wins,
downing Sydney, Cairns and Townsville twice. After suffering
their only stumble of the period with a road loss to Perth,
the Breakers then bounced back with a strong victory over the
Lemanis' side are now sitting in top spot on the ANBL ladder
with a 9-3 record, well on track in their campaign to record
a three-peat of titles.