Part three of Hoophall Awards' five preseason positional watch lists was released Wednesday in the form of the Julius Erving Award, presented to the top small forward at the end of the season.
Twenty of the most elite small forwards from some of the top teams cracked the list in hopes of claiming the third-ever edition of the award. Below are all the preseason candidates:
|Jaron Blossomgame||Clemson||RS Senior|
|Terry Larrier||Connecticut||RS Sophomore|
|Dwayne Bacon||Florida State||Sophomore|
|Justin Jackson||North Carolina||Junior|
|VJ Beachem||Notre Dame||Senior|
|Jae'Sean Tate||Ohio State||Junior|
|Tres Tinkle||Oregon State||Sophomore|
|Kevin Hervey||UT Arlington||Junior|
|Jalen Moore||Utah State||Senior|
|Markis McDuffie||Wichita State||Sophomore|
Since the Julius Erving Award was first presented in 2015, Michigan State's Denzel Valentine (2016) and Arizona's Stanley Johnson (2015) have taken home the hardware.