Pops Named BOA Olympic Athlete of the Year - Hoopsfix.com

Pops Named BOA Olympic Athlete of the Year

The British Olympic Association named the Olympic Athlete of the Year award winners on Tuesday, with Pops Mensah-Bonsu taking home the honours in the basketball category.

The award was introduced in 2005, to mark the BOA’s Centenary Year and the success of London being awarded the 2012 Olympic Games. The BOA presented a trophy to each of the 33 summer and winter Olympic sports for them to award on an annual basis to their top performing athlete of the year.

Pops was a key member of Team GB during their successful Eurobasket 2011 qualifying run, where they qualified at the top of their group with a 6-2 record. He led the tournament in rebounds per game, hauling down an impressive 13.5 per outing, whilst also scoring 19 ppg.

The award comes for Mensah-Bonsu after also being named the English Player of the Year 2010 in the Senior Men’s category.

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