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Drew Timme Named Karl Malone Award Finalist

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Four for four.

NCAA Basketball: Northwestern State at Gonzaga James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Gonzaga Bulldogs sophomore center Drew Timme is one of five finalists for the Karl Malone Award, which goes out to the best power forward in college basketball.

As you can see by that lede sentence, these awards have their limitations in terms of positions, but so be it. Just ask Rui Hachimura, one of the best small forwards in college basketball, what he thinks about it.

Timme joins Trayce Jackson-Davis (Indiana), Justin Champagnie (Pittsburg), Sandro Mamukelashavili (Seton Hall), and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (Villanova) for the honors.

Timme stepped into a starting role this year and is making the most out of it. He averages 19.1 points per game to lead Gonzaga and is shooting 64.9 percent from the field. He has a team-high 11 20-point games this season and set a career-high 29 against the vaunted Virginia defense.

Timme joins Corey Kispert, Joel Ayayi, and Jalen Suggs in the finalist honors for their respective positions.