Patty Mills Nominated for Australia’s ‘The Don Award’

By Jay Desai

Patty Mills, an Australian native, has been nominated for the Australia Sports Hall of Fame’s ‘The Don Award’.

‘The Don Award’ is one of the most prestigious awards in Australia. Named after Sir Donald Bradman, ‘The Don Award’ is given to an Australian athlete with the greatest sporting achievement of the year that has inspired the people of Australia.

Patty Mills has a great chance of winning the award after coming off a breakout season that included an NBA championship with the San Antonio Spurs. By winning the NBA title, Mills also became the first Australian player of indigenous heritage to do so.

Mills averaged 10.2 points 46.4% shooting during the regular season for the Spurs. The six-foot point guard was also phenomenal for San Antonio during the postseason, scoring 14 third-quarter points for the Spurs in the series-clinching game five of the NBA Finals.

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Had it not been for a shoulder injury, Patty Mills would have further added to his resume over the summer with an appearance for the Australian National Basketball team in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Mills is one of seven nominees for the award for which the winner will be announced on October 9th at the Hall of Fame’s awards dinner in Melbourne.

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