As college basketball's tip-off continues to inch closer and closer, more preseason award watch lists are emerging that feature some of the best returning players as well as a flurry of breakout candidates.
Hoophall Awards released its second of five watch lists for its positional awards on Tuesday. Twenty players appeared on the watch list for the 2017 Jerry West Award, handed to the nation's top shooting guard at the end of the season.
The following chart outlines all 20 preseason candidates entering 2017:
|Dusty Hannahs||Arkansas||RS Senior|
|Charles Cooke||Dayton||RS Senior|
|James Blackmon Jr.||Indiana||Junior|
|Eron Harris||Michigan State||RS Senior|
|Elijah Brown||New Mexico||RS Junior|
|E.C. Matthews||Rhode Island||RS Junior|
The Jerry West Award first debuted two years ago. The first two athletes to take home the honor were Oklahoma's Buddy Hield (2016) and Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell (2015).