Warrnambool Mermaids' Molly McKinnon wins 2017 Big V all-star five place

HIGH FIVE: Warrnambool Mermaids basketballer Molly McKinnon was named in the Big V division two women all-star five. Picture: Morgan Hancock

HIGH FIVE: Warrnambool Mermaids basketballer Molly McKinnon was named in the Big V division two women all-star five. Picture: Morgan Hancock

MULTI-talented Warrnambool teenager Molly McKinnon is celebrating a sporting double.

The Warrnambool Mermaids championship player was named in the Big V division two all-star five on Saturday night for her feats on the basketball court.

The honour came hours after she was named best on court in the Hampden league 17 and under netball grand final for her role in North Warrnambool Eagles’ win over Camperdown.

McKinnon, 16, said she was humbled to make the Big V all-star five.

She was celebrating her netball flag with her Eagles teammates when her mother sent a text message with the news.

“It was very surprising actually,” McKinnon said.

“It means a lot. Hopefully I can do the same next season.”

McKinnon, a prolific scorer, will quickly turn her attention to Warrnambool basketball squad training.

She joined Mermaids championship-winning coach Louise Brown as a Big V award winner.

Brown, who is credited with driving the Mermaids’ resurgence following a three-year hiatus, was named division two coach of the year.

Grand final most valuable player winner Maddy White took out the division two youth player of the year category.

Warrnambool Seahawks import Xavier Johnson-Blount, who won a championship in the first of his two seasons at the club, was named in the men’s division one all-star five. He has returned to America.