Gonzaga Bulldogs junior forward Corey Kispert is one of 10 candidates on the late season list for the Julius Erving Award, which goes to the best small forward in college basketball.
One of the few holdovers from last year’s squad, Kispert has taken non a bigger role this season. He is averaging 14.1 points per game, second on the squad, while shooting 43.5 percent from three point range. He has started in all 24 Gonzaga games and currently leads the team in minutes played.
Although his defense sometimes leaves a bit to be desired, Kispert’s steady hand has been a big reason for the Zags’ success this season, and he has a good chance to keep the Julius Erving Award in Spokane for the second-straight year. Last year, Rui Hachimura won the award.
Here are the 10 players on the late season list.
- Derrick Alston Jr. - Boise State
- Devin Vassell - Florida State
- Corey Kispert - Gonzaga
- Jordan Nwora - Louisville
- Precious Achiuwa - Memphis
- Tres Tinkle - Oregon State
- Elijah Hughes - Syracuse
- Anthony Lamb - Vermont
- Saddiq Bey - Villanova
- Naji Marshall - Xavier