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NBL (United States) Most Valuable Player Award

The National Basketball League Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) was an annual National Basketball League (NBL) award given to the best performing player of the regular season in each of the twelve years the league existed. The MVP was selected by sports writers, broadcasters, coaches, and managers.[1][2]

WinnersEdit

 
George Mikan took home the MVP in 1947–48.
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  Denotes player whose team won championship that year
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player had been named MVP at that time
Team (X) Denotes the number of times a player from this team had won at that time
Season Player Position Team
1937–38 Leroy Edwards Center Oshkosh All-Stars
1938–39 Leroy Edwards (2) Center Oshkosh All-Stars (2)
1939–40 Leroy Edwards (3) Center Oshkosh All-Stars (3)
1940–41 Ben Stephens Guard / Forward Akron Goodyear Wingfoots
1941–42 Chuck Chuckovits Guard / Forward Toledo Jim White Chevrolets
1942–43 Bobby McDermott* Guard Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons
1943–44  Bobby McDermott* (2) Guard Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (2)
1944–45  Bobby McDermott* (3) Guard Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (3)
1945–46 Bobby McDermott* (4) Guard Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (4)
1946–47 Bob Davies* Guard Rochester Royals
1947–48  George Mikan* Center Minneapolis Lakers
1948–49 Don Otten Center Tri-Cities Blackhawks

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "NBL – Most Valuable Player Award Winners". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
Specific
  1. ^ "Mikan Breaks Records; Named Most Valuable". Chicago Daily Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. April 4, 1948. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  2. ^ Associated Press (March 26, 1949). "Otten of Tri-Cities Named Top Player in National League". Chicago Daily Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. Retrieved June 16, 2019.