2018 BIG3 Basketball awards: Corey Maggette takes home MVP; 'Birdman' wins Defensive Player of the Year
Former Duke star Corey Maggette took home the league's MVP award after missing last season due to injury
A redemption story in the BIG3 has now come full circle as Corey Maggette, a 14-year NBA veteran completing his second season with the league, has been tabbed as the 2018 MVP. The prestigious honor comes a year removed from an injury-shortened season for Maggette in which he was injured in Week 1 and did not return for the remainder of the season.
Maggette, a former Duke standout, beat out the league's third-leading scorer, David Hawkins, a former Temple star, for the MVP award.
Below is the full list of awards handed out on Tuesday.
MVP: Corey Maggette (Power)
Coach of the Year: Nancy Lieberman (Power)
Captain of the Year: Corey Maggette (Power)
Defensive Player of the Year: Chris 'Birdman' Andersen (Power)
Too Hard to Guard: Al Harrington (Trilogy)
Trash Talker: Gary Payton (3-Headed Monsters)
4th Man of the Year: Andre Emmett (3's Company)
BIG Community Award: Ricky Davis (Ghost Ballers)
The announcement of the league's awards coincides nearly identically with the conclusion of the 2018 season. The last day of the league year will take place on Friday, Aug. 24 and will feature the third-place showdown between Tri-State and 3-Headed Monsters on FOX at 8 p.m. ET. Immediately following the third-place game will be the BIG3 Championship between Power and 3's Company.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Joe Lacob wants to quell speculation regarding Draymond Green's recent suspension
The Kings want Joerger to give more playing time to Bagley and other prospects
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup adv...
The Lakers will try to bounce back after a surprising defeat to the Magic
The Warriors have struggled without Steph Curry
Kemba Walker and Jimmy Butler stole the show on this NBA Saturday night