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Patty Mills Receives NBA Sportsmanship Award

Ben Enos

Former Saint Mary’s men’s basketball star Patty Mills has always embodied Lasallian values throughout a highly successful professional career, putting a premium on service to his community and using his platform as a well-known athlete to advance worthwhile causes.

On Friday, Mills was honored by his peers for the way in which he approaches the game itself as he was named the recipient of the Joe Dumars Trophy for winning the 2021-22 NBA Sportsmanship Award. The award honors a player who “best represents the ideals of sportsmanship on the court.”

Currently a key contributor for the Brooklyn Nets, Mills received 1,975 total points, along with 58 first-place votes, in a vote of NBA players.