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Johnson Shines For Adelaide

Daniel Johnson tonight won the National Basketball League’s Most Improved Player for the 2011/12 season at Palladium at Crown Casino in Melbourne.

Coming off a stellar season averaging 16.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, Johnson has improved in leaps and bounds this season.

Johnson said that his improvement can be attributed to doing the extra work with the strength and conditioning team at the Club and working with the coaches in the off-season.

“Throughout the off-season I worked hard with the coaches to improve my game and in the gym to improve my strength and power,”

“I am determined to keep working hard and improving my game, as I want to play for Australia in the future.”

Johnson was up against Jacob Holmes (Townsville), Alex Pledger (New Zealand), Cameron Tragardh (Melbourne) and Jesse Wagstaff (Perth) for the League’s Most Improved Player Award.

Adelaide 36ers CEO Leeanne Grantham said that the Club has been impressed with Johnson’s commitment.

“DJ was one of a few players that decided to stay in Adelaide over the off-season and he is reaping the rewards for his commitment,”

“He is determined to improve and reach his full potential, which is really great to see in a young man, we are thrilled for Daniel.”

The Adelaide 36ers will be holding its Awards Dinner on Tuesday night with the Mark Davis MVP trophy up for grabs. Other awards to be given tonight are Most Improved, Best Defensive Player and Players Player of the Season along with recognition of a Club employee.

Daniel Johnson will be arriving at Adelaide Airport tomorrow morning (Tuesday) at 11.05am on the Virgin Australia flight DJ219 from Melbourne and he will be available for interviews at the airport at the baggage claim area on the ground floor.

For more information head to the website below.

www.nbl.com.au/36ers/

Photo Credit: Milbank Photography

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