[ The best players of NIBL 2001 ]
|The All-NIBL teams includes the NBA players
with the most nibls per game (npg) who have played a minimum of
80% of a team's games. Since we've played 50 games (25 nibl-weeks), players had to play in at least
40 games to be eligible for All-NIBL honors.
2001 NIBL Most Valuable Player
No surprise here...
This is Shaq's second consecutive NIBL MVP title.
And a little NIBL trivia... Karl Malone was the NIBL MVP in the NIBL's first two years of existence.
2001 NIBL Rookie of the Year
The rookie with the most NIBLS, eh:
For the idly curious, Martin was the first rookie selected in the draft... taken in the 4th round by Diablo.
It was a buster rookie crop this year. Kenyon Martin is the only rookie to crack the list of the top 50 scorers in the NIBL. I couldn't even name the second-place rookie for you. Marcus Fizer? Dop.
Not a bad pick, I guess, except that Danny's Mommy (Denise Raimondo, head-mistress of the Manila DogEaters) selected Darrell Armstrong with the next pick. Darrell tallied 1,352 nibls and 29.2 nibls/game. Sorry Danny.
The 2001 All-NIBL Team
Only one second-rounder in the bunch, Tracy McGrady. Other than that, we have the #1, #2, #4, and #12 overall picks in the NIBL draft.
With all these first-rounders, who had the worst first-round pick in the NIBL draft? Sorry Walla, it's Grant Hill who saw only two games of NIBL action for a total of 58 nibls. West Chicago drafted immediately following Walla, and to this day Don Fenton swears he would have taken Grant Hill over Kobe Bryant had he been available.
The 2001 All-NIBL Second Team
KG, Carter, and Kobe were all first-rounders. Stackhouse was a 2nd-rounder for Nantucket, and Rasheed was St Louis' second-round selection. The dropoff for centers after Shaq and Duncan is pretty dang steep, eh.
Some honorable mentions for you: