Jay Huff has been named the 2022-23 NBA G League Defensive Player of the Year for his performances this season with the Capital City Go-Go, the NBA G League affiliate of the Washington Wizards, and the South Bay Lakers.
Huff, who signed a Two-Way contract with the Wizards on March 1, led the NBA G League with 3.1 blocks per game in the regular season in 28 games played. He also ranked second in the league for block percentage (among players with at least 20 games played) with 65.9 percent. With a rating of 16.0, Huff had the league’s third-highest player impact estimate (a metric used to gauge a player’s all-around contribution to the game). For 2022-23, Huff recorded averages of 15.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game along with his 3.1 blocks.