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NUNAWADING BASKETBALL | The Nunawading ‘Burwood One’ Spectres are excited to announce that reigning league MVP Simon Conn has re-signed with the program for 2018 and 2019 South East Australian Basketball League seasons.

Conn played in all 27 games for the Spectres across 2017, returning averages of 21.0 points at 52.7%, 9.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists - all up on his career averages as he helped Nunawading return to the East Conference Final, claiming the league Most Valuable Player award along the way.

“I’m really keen to get back on the floor and drive this team towards championship success,” Conn said.

“The body is in good shape and I feel like I can still contribute at a high level, so the decision to play on was a pretty simple one.”

Spectres Head Coach Dave Biwer also excited to get his star big man back on the floor, “He’s the MVP, he makes us a better team, period.”

“The scary thing is, he’s still getting better every season. It’s a nightmare for the opposition.”

Conn and the Spectres officially signed off on a new 2-year contract that will see one of the leagues most dominant big men play through to at least the end of the 2019 season.

“I’m chasing down Dave’s (Biwer) numbers,” Conn joked. “In all seriousness though, as a team we feel like we’re right on the cusp of winning that championship. We have a great group of guys, a coach we love playing for and a program that is right behind us. The formula is there, it’s now up to us to get it done.”

The re-signing also signifies the return of arguably the greatest long term 1-2 combo in SEABL history, with Shane McDonald also a confirmed starter in 2018. The dynamic duo joining Tom Wright and Costas Hronopolous ahead of the new campaign.

The Nunawading ‘Burwood One’ Spectres recently announced their season membership plans for the 2018 SEABL season, including; entry into all regular season home games, entry into all Nunawading Spectres Big V regular season home games, priority finals ticketing and a host of additional member benefits. Find the perfect plan for you;

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