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.

An Exhibit 10 contract is a one-year deal that guaranteed him a training camp invitation. Exhibit 10 players receive bonuses of up to $50,000 to sign with a team’s G-League affiliate if waived. They have to play for the affiliate for at least 60 days to get paid.