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The Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award is an annual basketball award given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the top men's collegiate small forward. Following the success of the Bob Cousy Award which had been awarded since 2004, the award was one of four new awards (along with the Jerry West Award, Karl Malone Award and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award) created as part of the inaugural College Basketball Awards show in 2015.[1] It is named after NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team player Julius Erving.[2] The inaugural winner was Stanley Johnson.[3]

Julius Erving Award
Given forThe nation's top male small forward in NCAA Division I basketball
CountryUnited States
Presented byNaismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
History
First award2015
Most recentRui Hachimura, Gonzaga
Websitehttp://www.hoophallawards.com/

WinnersEdit

 
Mikal Bridges was the winner of the Julius Erving Award in 2018.
* Awarded a National Player of the Year award:
the Naismith College Player of the Year or the John R. Wooden Award
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Julius Erving Award
Season Player School Class
2014–15 Stanley Johnson Arizona Freshman
2015–16 Denzel Valentine Michigan State Senior
2016–17 Josh Hart Villanova Senior
2017–18 Mikal Bridges[4] Villanova Junior
2018–19 Rui Hachimura Gonzaga Junior

Winners by schoolEdit

School Winners Years
Villanova 2 2017, 2018
Arizona 1 2015
Gonzaga 1 2019
Michigan State 1 2016

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "New College Basketball Awards Show to Honor the Season's Top Players April 10 on ESPN2". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. February 12, 2015. Archived from the original on November 20, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Fifteen Candidates Announced for First-Ever Julius Erving Award". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. February 18, 2015. Archived from the original on October 24, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Stanley Johnson of Arizona wins Small Forward of Year award". FOX Sports. Associated Press. April 10, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  4. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (April 7, 2018). "Arizona's Ayton Wins Karl Malone Award". Arizona Daily Star. Tucson, Arizona. p. B004 – via Newspapers.com.

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