Beal receives Community Assist honor at NBA Awards show

NBA player Bradley Beal, of the Washington Wizards, accepts the NBA cares community assist award at the NBA Awards on Monday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

SANTA MONICA, Calif.  — Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards received the NBA Cares Community Assist honor at Monday night’s league awards show.

Chosen by fans and an NBA executive panel, the seasonlong award honors a player’s commitment to positively impacting his community. Beal will receive $25,000 to the charity of his choice, a donation from the NBA and Kaiser Permanente.

“I’m honored and humbled to be named the Seasonlong NBA Community Assist Award winner,” Beal, a former standout at the University of Florida, said in a statement. “I would like to thank the Wizards organization and Ron Brown College Preparatory High School for allowing me the opportunity to connect with their inspiring students. I am looking forward to continuing and building on this relationship for many years to come.”

Past winners

2018 — Kevin Durant, Golden State

2017 — Isaiah Thomas, Boston

2016 — John Wall, Washington

2015 — Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City