Another day, another preseason watch list is out for college basketball.
This time, it’s for the Jerry West Award, which is given annually to the nation’s best shooting guard. The Bob Cousy Award watch list for the nation’s top point guard was released Monday.
Out of the 20 players listed to the West Award watch list, four of them were from the Big Ten: Illinois’ Malcolm Hill, Indiana’s James Blackmon Jr., Iowa’s Peter Jok and Michigan State’s Eron Harris. The four representatives were the most of any conference.
The 20 watch list candidates for the Jerry West Award, given to the nation's top shooting guard. pic.twitter.com/2Ad2i92RZ3
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) October 18, 2016
Hill, Blackmon and Jok were all projected by Sports Illustrated earlier in the day to be among the country’s top scorers. Meanwhile, Harris should have a larger role in his second season at Michigan State. He spent his first two collegiate seasons at West Virginia.
The four shooting guards’ totals from last season are below:
Hill – 18.1 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 3.6 APG, 35.1 MPG
Blackmon – 15.8 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.7 APG, 24.5 MPG
Jok – 16.1 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 1.4 APG, 27.7 MPG
Harris – 9.3 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 2.1 APG, 20.9 MPG