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Tyrese Maxey named Jerry West Award midseason finalist

Congratulations to Tyrese Maxey, who was just named one of ten midseason finalists for the Jerry West Award, given annually to the best shooting guard in college basketball.

Maxey is currently averaging 13.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game while shooting 42.5% from the floor. He had a career-high 27 points along with 7 rebounds in Kentucky’s win over No. 3 Louisville back on Dec. 28, earning NCAA March Madness National Player of the Week and SEC Freshman of the Week honors. Maxey has scored in double figures in 14 games this season and is averaging 19.4 points in UK’s five games against Associated Press Top 25 opponents.

Here are all ten candidates for the award, which Malik Monk won back in 2017:

Isaiah Joe Arkansas
Kamar Baldwin Butler
Ty-Shon Alexander Creighton
Antoine Davis Detroit Mercy
Anthony Edwards Georgia
Joe Wieskamp Iowa
Tyrese Maxey Kentucky
Skylar Mays LSU
Myles Powell Seton Hall
Desmond Bane TCU

The final five finalists will be revealed in March. Fan voting will go live on Friday at Players can play their way onto and off the list at any point during the season. The winner will be announced at The College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, April 10.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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