Blackmon Jr. named to preseason watch list for Jerry West Award

  • 10/18/2016 1:27 pm in

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the preseason watch list for the 2017 Jerry West Award, which honors the nation’s top shooting guard, on Tuesday.

Indiana junior James Blackmon Jr. was one of four Big Ten players named to the 20-player list along with Iowa’s Peter Jok, Malcolm Hill of Illinois and Michigan State’s Eron Harris.

The complete watch list, per a release, is available below:

Allonzo Trier, Arizona
Dusty Hannahs, Arkansas
Nick Emery, BYU
Jacob Evans, Cincinnati
Charles Cooke, Dayton
Grayson Allen, Duke
Jordan Mathews, Gonzaga
Malcolm Hill, Illinois
James Blackmon Jr., Indiana
Peter Jok, Iowa
Devonte’ Graham, Kansas
Malik Monk, Kentucky
Antonio Blakeney. LSU
Donovan Mitchell, Louisville
Eron Harris, Michigan State
Elijah Brown, New Mexico
Tyler Dorsey, Oregon
E.C. Matthews, Rhode Island
Shake Milton, SMU
Isaac Hamilton, UCLA

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  • TomJameson

    Finally, a little love for our own JBJ!!

    I hope he wins the award … that would mean good things for him AND IU.

  • BL4IU

    Beginning with Devonte’ Graham, Kansas, JBJ gets to prove himself against five of the other candidates.

  • HoosierStuckInKY

    Interesting to see former recruit Shake Milton make the list. What could have been….

  • ooooo, great point. That’s a significant slice of the competition, 25%.

  • JBJ’s got a clear shot at this, and he also has his work cut out for himself. I’d love to see some brilliance out of him this season. We’ll need it.

    Also, Greysan Alin is the dirtiest player in the game. It’s disgraceful the way dook coaches cover for his unsportsmanlike behavior on the court last season. He should not be recognized like this. Just slimy, kinda like the Iowa poke-eyes.

  • Gregory J. Haggard

    Could be a motivating factor, ………perhaps!

  • John D Murphy

    As soon as I saw “Also, Greysan Alin is the dirtiest player in the game.” I thought…oh, yeah Woodbury is gone. And then I saw “Iowa poke-eyes”. I guess great minds think alike.

  • John D Murphy

    Also, as a Utah resident, Nick Emery is up there with Greyson in the dirty standings. I know he doesn’t get the national exposure but his punch to a Utah player and BYU’s subsequent refusal to suspend him caused Utah coach Larry K(can’t spell last name) to cancel the series.