BY BRAD COLE THE ADVOCATE North-West Tall Timbers Thunder import Jeremiah Ingram has capped off a fine debut season by taking out the club’s best and fairest award on Monday night.
Ingram polled 78 votes over the 24 games of the regular season to take home the award from fellow import Ahmad Starks on 64 votes, with centre Chudier Pal back in third on 30 votes.
Joe Chilcott and Daniel Sepokas tied for fourth on 27 votes, with Brad Simpson and Ben Richmond back on 24 votes.
The 23-year-old forward finished the year averaging 19.2 points, 8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, with a season high of 35 points coming against Mount Gambier.
Starks’ runner-up effort was made more meritorious by the fact he only played five less games than Ingram after coming in as a replacement for Akeem Richmond.
Brady Armstrong took out the rising star award, while Sepokas collected the physio’s award for his dedication after an injury-plagued start to the season.