DBL Most Valuable Player Award

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The Dutch Basketball League Most Valuable Player Award is an annual award given to the most valuable player in the Dutch highest professional basketball league. The award is given after the regular season and was first handed out in 1974. Six Dutch players have won the award so far, with Arvin Slagter being the last in 2014. Kees Akerboom, Sr. (1980, 1981, 1985) and Leon Rodgers (2005–2007) are the all-time leaders in Dutch MVP awards.

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Winners

Travis Reed won the award in 2004 Travis Reed, 2007 (cropped).jpg
Travis Reed won the award in 2004
Leiden's Danny Gibson was MVP in 2010. Danny Gibson (cropped).jpg
Leiden's Danny Gibson was MVP in 2010.
Jason Dourisseau won the award in 2011. Jason Dourisseau 2011-03-25.jpg
Jason Dourisseau won the award in 2011.
Arvin Slagter won the award in the 2013-14 season. Arvin Slagter.jpg
Arvin Slagter won the award in the 2013–14 season.
Worthy de Jong was the Most Valuable Player in 2016. Worthy de Jong 2016.png
Worthy de Jong was the Most Valuable Player in 2016.
Emmanuel Nzekwesi, winner in 2021. Emmanuel Nzekwesi.jpg
Emmanuel Nzekwesi, winner in 2021.
Key
Player (X)
Name of the player and number of times they had won the award at that point (if more than one)
Club (X)
Name of the club and the number of times a player of it has won the award (if more than one)
Dagger-14-plain.png
Denotes player whose team won championship that year
Denotes player who is still active in the DBL
SeasonPlayerPositionNationalityClubRef
1974–75Dagger-14-plain.png Harry Rogers Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States Punch Delft [1]
1975–76 Hank Smith Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States Delta Lloyd Amsterdam [1]
1976–77 Jimmy Moore Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States Arke Stars Enschede [1]
1977–78Dagger-14-plain.png Art Collins Guard Flag of the United States.svg United States Parker Leiden [1]
1978–79Dagger-14-plain.png James Lister Center Flag of the United States.svg United States EBBC Den Bosch [1]
1980–81Dagger-14-plain.png Kees Akerboom Sr. Guard Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Nashua Den Bosch (2) [1]
1981–82 Kees Akerboom Sr. (2) Guard Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Nashua Den Bosch (3) [1]
1982–83 David Lawrence Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States Nationale-Nederlanden Donar [1]
1983–84 Jerry Beck Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States Elmex Leiden (2) [1]
1984–85Dagger-14-plain.png Kees Akerboom Sr. (3) Guard Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Nashua Den Bosch (4) [1]
1985–86 Toon van Helfteren Forward Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands BS Leiden (3) [1]
1986–87 Jose Waitman Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States Direktbank Den Helder [1]
1987–88Dagger-14-plain.png Mike Reddick Center Flag of the United States.svg United States Nashua Den Bosch (5) [1]
1988–89 Rob Jones Center Flag of the United States.svg United States Computerij Meppel [1]
1989–90 Kevin McDuffie Center Flag of the United States.svg United States Miniware Weert [1]
1990–91 Lenzie Howell Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States Computerij Meppel (2) [1]
1991–92 Lenzie Howell (2) Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States Computerij Meppel (3) [1]
1992–93 Jack Jennings Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States VGNN Donar (2) [1]
1993–94Dagger-14-plain.png Richard van Poelgeest Center Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Lanèche Weert (2) [1]
1994–95 Sonique Nixon Center Flag of the United States.svg United States Lanèche Weert (3) [1]
1995–96 Michael Huger Guard Flag of the United States.svg United States De Schietstreek Rotterdam [1]
1996–97Dagger-14-plain.png Marcel Huijbens Center Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Libertel EBBC Den Bosch (6) [1]
1997–98 Donell Lee Thomas Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States RZG Celeritas/Donar (3) [1]
1998–99 Ralph Biggs Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States BSW Weert (3) [1]
1999–00Dagger-14-plain.png Joe Spinks Guard Flag of the United States.svg United States Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam (2) [1]
2000–01Dagger-14-plain.png Chris McGuthrie Guard Flag of the United States.svg United States Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam (3) [1]
2001–02 Mack Tuck Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States MPC Donar (4) [1]
2002–03 Joe Spinks (2) Guard Flag of the United States.svg United States Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam (4) [1]
2003–04Dagger-14-plain.png Travis Reed Forward/Center Flag of the United States.svg United States MPC Capitals (5) [1]
2004–05 Leon Rodgers Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States EiffelTowers Nijmegen [1]
2005–06Dagger-14-plain.png Leon Rodgers (2) Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States EiffelTowers Den Bosch (7) [1]
2006–07Dagger-14-plain.png Leon Rodgers (3) Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States EiffelTowers Den Bosch (8) [2]
2007–08 Dagger-14-plain.png Peter van Paassen Center Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands MyGuide Amsterdam (5) [3]
2008–09 Dagger-14-plain.png Peter van Paassen (2) Center Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands MyGuide Amsterdam (6) [4]
2009–10 Danny Gibson Guard Flag of the United States.svg United States Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden (4) [5]
2010–11 Jason Dourisseau Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States GasTerra Flames (6) [6]
2011–12 Seamus Boxley Forward Flag of the United States.svg United States Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden (5) [7]
2012–13 Andre Young Guard Flag of the United States.svg United States EiffelTowers Den Bosch (9) [8]
2013–14 Dagger-14-plain.png Arvin Slagter Guard Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands GasTerra Flames (7) [9]
2014–15 Lance Jeter Guard Flag of the United States.svg United States Donar (8) [10]
2015–16 Worthy de Jong ^ Guard Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands ZZ Leiden (6) [11]
2016–17 Dagger-14-plain.png Lance Jeter (2) Guard Flag of the United States.svg United States Donar (9) [12]
2017–18 Dagger-14-plain.png Brandyn Curry Guard Flag of the United States.svg United States Donar (10) [13]
2018–19 Darius Thompson Guard Flag of the United States.svg United States ZZ Leiden (7) [14]
2020–21 Emmanuel Nzekwesi ^ Center Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands ZZ Leiden (8) [15]

Awards by player

PlayerTotal
Kees Akerboom 3
Leon Rodgers 3
Lenzie Howell 2
Lance Jeter 2
Peter van Paassen 2
Joe Spinks 2

Awards won by nationality

CountryTotal
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 34
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 11

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