Christ Koumadje, the 7-foot-4 center from Florida State, was named the G League defensive player of the year while competing for the Delaware Blue Coats, the Sixers’ affiliate
Koumadje, 23, who spent the preseason in the Sixers’ camp, led the G League in blocks per game (4.0) and total blocks 133. He also averaged 11.3 points and 10.9 rebounds in 33 games.
His best moment came on Feb. 1, when Koumadje recorded a triple-double with 18 points, 20 rebounds, and a G League season-high 12 blocked shots in a 111-103 road win over the Erie BayHawks.
A native of Chad, Koumadje was a four-year player at Florida State and a starter in his final two seasons.
Koumadje, who played high school basketball with Ben Simmons at Montverde Academy in Florida, signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Sixers last July.