Former University of Kentucky star DeAndre Liggins was named the NBA Development League’s 2016 Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday.
Liggins, a forward for the Sioux Falls Skyforce, also earned the honor in 2014 before spending last season playing in Russia and Germany.
He averaged 13.0 points, 7.0 assists, 6.3 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 0.5 blocks for the Skyforce this season. He shot 43.4 percent from three-point range (62-for-143).
He was fourth in the league in assists and steals, and first in defensive rating (96.0), minutes (38.4) and turnovers (4.4).