By Brian Madden

DENVER (CBS4) – The calendar is kind to the Denver Nuggets big man. He’s an NBA Player of the Week recipient and earned NBA Player of the Month honors. Now, Nikola Jokic improves his Gregorian resume. The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame just named Jokic as its 2020 Athlete of the Year.

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Jordan Clarkson of the Utah Jazz defends Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets during the first quarter in Game Five of the Western Conference First Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 25, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Jordan Clarkson of the Utah Jazz defends Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets in Game Five of the 2020 Western Conference First Round. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Serbian led the Nuggets to the Western Conference Finals this past season. He averaged 20 points and 7 assists, to go along with his second NBA All-Star appointment.

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This season, Jokic is on his way to finish in the Top-3 for NBA MVP voting. In 2020, Jokic finished 8th overall.

Jokic will receive this award on Sept. 29 at the 56th annual Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Induction and Banquet.

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Other honorees for the past year to be celebrated at the ceremony are: University of Colorado standouts Nate Landman (football) and Dani Jones (track & field) for their collegiate endeavors, along with high school honorees Dominick Serrano (Windsor wrestling) and Jana Van Gytenbeek (Cherry Creek basketball) as Athletes of the Year. Multi-sport athlete Greg Mark was previously announced as the recipient of the Hall of Fame’s Athlete with Disabilities Award.