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Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | October 18, 2016

Jerry West Award watch list released with nation's best SGs

  Grayson Allen averaged 21.6 points per game for the Blue Devils last season.

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.

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The following chart outlines all 20 preseason candidates entering 2017:

2017 Jerry West Award Watch List:
Allonzo Trier Arizona Sophomore
Dusty Hannahs Arkansas RS Senior
Nick Emery BYU Sophomore
Jacob Evans Cincinnati Sophomore
Charles Cooke Dayton RS Senior
Grayson Allen Duke Junior
Jordan Matthews Gonzaga Senior
Malcolm Hill Illinois Senior
James Blackmon Jr. Indiana Junior
Peter Jok Iowa Senior
Devonte' Graham Kansas Junior
Malik Monk Kentucky Freshman
Antonio Blakeney LSU Sophomore
Donovan Mitchell Louisville Sophomore
Eron Harris Michigan State RS Senior
Elijah Brown New Mexico RS Junior
Tyler Dorsey Oregon Sophomore
E.C. Matthews Rhode Island RS Junior
Shake Milton SMU Sophomore
Isaac Hamilton UCLA Senior

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).

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