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Sobey Shares Prestigious Gaze Family Medal

Warrnambool basketball export Nathan Sobey took out a major award at the Basketball Australia Awards.

Nathan along with team mate Nick Kay won the Gaze Family medal for the most outstanding boomers players for their performances during the FIBA World Cup qualifiers and at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

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The official Basketball Australia media release said at the Commonwealth Games, the Boomers advanced through the tournament undefeated to claim gold and Sobey averaged 8.8 points, seven rebounds and two assists across five games.

That included a double-double against Canada in their opening game before recording ten points, eight rebounds, three assists and a steal in a re-match against Canada in the gold medal playoff.

Kay also had a prolific tournament, starring in a group stage win over New Zealand when he shot 8-13 from the field and 4-4 from beyond the arc for a team-high 21 points while he went on to average 10.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 steals overall.

Both players also emerged onto the international scene through the FIBA World Cup qualifiers, representing Australia an equal-high eight times through 2018.

Contributing in each contest as regular members of the team’s starting five, Sobey tallied seven points and seven assists in just 18 minutes against Qatar in Melbourne while he dominated in a win over Kazakhstan in Bendigo with 15 points, five boards, four assists and three steals.

That game also saw Kay contribute with 13 points, five assists and three steals while he almost got the Boomers over the line in a rare loss against Japan after recording 12 points and nine rebounds.

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