Delaware Blue Coats center Christ Koumadje has been named the 2019-20 NBA G League Defensive Player of the Year, the NBA G League announced on Wednesday.
Koumadje, who played at Florida State, earned the honor in a vote by the league’s 28 head coaches and general managers. He led the G League in blocked shots per game (4.0) and total blocks (133) to go with 11.3 points and 10.9 rebounds in 33 games. He ranked 10th in the NBA G League in defensive rebounds per game (7.1).
Behind Koumadje, the Blue Coats topped the NBA G League in blocks per game (7.3) and finished second in opponents’ field goal percentage (44.0).
Koumadje spent time in 2019 playing in the NBA’s summer league and in preseason camp with the Philadelphia 76ers.