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Former Lawrence North basketball star wins another NBA Sportsmanship Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 09: Mike Conley #10 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on in the first quarter of the game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Target Center on April 9, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (WISH) — The NBA announced on Friday that Minnesota Timberwolves guard Mike Conley has won the 2022-23 NBA Sportsmanship Award.

As a result, he will take home the Joe Dumars Trophy, which is given to the NBA Sportsmanship Award winner.

According to a news release, “The annual award is designed to honor a player who best represents the ideals of sportsmanship on the court.”

This is Conley’s fourth time winning the NBA Sportsmanship Award, which is the most in league history. He previously won the honor as a member of the Memphis Grizzlies in 2013-14, 2015-16 and 2018-19.

The Joe Dumars Trophy is named in honor of Joe Dumars, a six-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA champion.

Current NBA players selected the winner of this year’s award from a list of six finalists.

Conley, a Lawrence North High School graduate, just wrapped up his 16th season in the NBA. This past year, he played in 67 games for the Timberwolves and Utah Jazz, averaging 11.9 points and 6.7 assists per game.