Point guard Jason Brickman named T1 LEAGUE Most Valuable Import Player
Taipei, July 4 (CNA) Filipino-American playmaker Jason Brickman has been named the Most Valuable Player Import for his phenomenal performances, including his highest assist average, in the inaugural T1 LEAGUE season, the professional basketball league announced on Monday.
Brickman led the league with an average of 10.3 cents per game during the regular season, helping his club, the Kaohsiung Aquas, win the title of champion in the inaugural 2021-22 T1 LEAGUE season.
The 30-year-old, 179cm point guard also averaged 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds over 38 minutes and 13 seconds per game during the regular season, while also being named the import of the month of December.
In response to winning the prestigious award, Brickman thanked the T1 LEAGUE for the honor and also thanked his coaches, teammates and everyone in the Aquas organization.
“This year was just a special year and I had a lot of fun playing. I also want to thank all the fans who came to Taiwan and supported us all year long,” Brickman said.
Brickman won the hearts of basketball fans across Taiwan for his leadership and on-court magic that helped the Aquas enter the playoffs as the top regular season team and win the championship after a three-game sweep against Taichung Wagor Suns in the playoff final.
The 30-year-old point guard, whose resume includes stints at professional basketball clubs around the world, also played for the San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in the 2019-20 Regional Basketball League season. ASEAN ball, which was cut short due to the covid19 pandemic.
Before playing with the Alab Pilipinas, he was part of the Mighty Sports — Go for Gold team that won the 2019 William Jones Cup in Taiwan after an 8-0 record at Xinzhuang Gymnasium in New Taipei.
Meanwhile, Taiwan-Beer HeroBears captain Chiang Yu-an (蔣淯安) was named the league’s Most Valuable Player.
Chiang averaged 19.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game during the regular season, including a thrilling Herculean double-double of 43 points and 10 assists in a home victory at Taipei University’s Tianmu Campus Gymnasium against New Taipei CTBC DEA on February 25.
He was also named player of the month for December and February.