Mathurin Named to Jerry West Award Preseason Watch List
TUCSON, Arizona – Arizona sophomore guard Bennedict Mathurin was one of 20 shooting guards from across the country named to the Jerry West Shooting Guard Award Preseason Watch List that was announced on Tuesday (Oct. 19).
As a freshman in 2020-21, Mathurin was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team after averaging 10.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. He connected at a 47.1% clip and 41.8% from the 3-point line. He scored in double figures in 15 of the 26 games, highlighted by a 31-point outburst at Oregon State and a 24-point, 11-rebound effort at Washington State. He had 13 games where he made multiple 3-point field goals.
Named after Class of 1980 Hall of Famer and 1959 NCAA Final Four Most Valuable Player Jerry West, the annual honor in its eighth year recognizes the top shooting guards in Division I men's college basketball. A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates.
College basketball fans are encouraged to participate in Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies in each of the three rounds. In late January, the watch list of 20 players for the 2022 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award will be narrowed to 10 and then in late February to just 5. In March the five finalists will be presented to Mr. West and the Hall of Fame's selection committee where a winner will be selected.
The winner of the 2022 Jerry West Award will be presented on a to be determined date, along with the other four members of the Men's Starting Five. Additional awards being presented include the Bob Cousy Point Guard Award, the Julius Erving Small Forward Award, the Karl Malone Power Forward Award and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center Award, in addition to the Women's Starting Five.
For more information on the 2022 Jerry West Award and the latest updates, log onto www.hoophallawards.com and follow @hoophall and #WestAward on Twitter and Instagram. Starting Five Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies will go live on Friday, October 22.
2022 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award Candidates*
|Matt Bradley||San Diego St.|
|Jared Rhoden||Seton Hall|
|Terrence Shannon Jr.||Texas Tech|