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Rainmen Headline NBL Canada Award Winners

April 13, 2015 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Halifax Rainmen News Release

(Halifax,NS): Halifax Rainmen headline NBL Canada 2014-2015 Award Winners as announced by the league today.

Head Coach Joseph "Pep" Claros was named 2015 NBLC Coach Of The Year, Kevin Young was named 2015 NBLC Defensive Player Of The Year and Tyrone Watson was named 2015 NBLC Canadian Of The Year.

"We are extremely proud that Coach Claros, Kevin Young and Tyrone Watson have been recognized by our league in these categories," said Rainmen Owner Andre Levingston. "We are focused on the upcoming championship finals against the defending champions, so we will reflect more on this after the season, but its a nice complement and they each worked very hard this year."

Claros has led the Rainmen to their second NBL Canada finals appearance in the two seasons he has been at the helm. The Rainmen finished the season on a 10-Game winning streak to clinch the Atlantic Division Title.

Young, a 6'9 Forward, averaged 17.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, but his athleticism and length garnered him the Defensive Player of the Year Award. He led the NBL Canada in steals at 2.2 per game.

Watson, a 6'5 Forward, hails from Hamilton/ON and averaged 13.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in 27 minutes to grab the Canadian of the Year Award. His teammate Joey Haywood is the league's only 2-time winner of the honour.

Game 1 and 2 of NBL Canada Finals will be played at WFCU Centre/ Windsor on April 15th and April 17th at 8PM(AST).

Halifax Rainmen will host Express for Game 3 and 4 at Scotiabank Centre/Halifax on April 23rd and April 24th at 7PM.

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, April 14th at 11AM to be purchased through Ticket Atlantic. For more information, please visit

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Tyrone Watson of the Halifax Rainmen
Tyrone Watson of the Halifax Rainmen

Halifax Rainmen Head Coach Joseph
Halifax Rainmen Head Coach Joseph "Pep" Claros

Kevin Young of the Halifax Rainmen
Kevin Young of the Halifax Rainmen

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