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Terrence Shannon Jr. part of Julius Erving Award Top 10

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Texas Tech guard Terrence Shannon Jr. is among the Top 10 candidates for the 2021 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday.

The Julius Erving Award is given to the nation’s best small forward. Other Big 12 players made the Top 10 for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award and the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year award earlier this week.

Shannon is currently averaging 12.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 assists per game this season. He scored a season-high 22 points in a home win over Kansas State earlier this season. He is coming off a 15-point, 8-rebound performance on Monday at No. 11 West Virginia and is now averaging 14.8 points and 6.0 rebounds through eight games in Big 12 play.


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In late February, five finalists will be presented to the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. The winner of the 2021 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award will be presented April 9.

For more information on the 2021 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award and the latest updates, log onto and follow @hoophall and #ErvingAward on Twitter and Instagram. Starting Five Fan Voting will go live on Friday, January 29 on

2021 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award Top 10

Derrick Alston Jr., Boise State

Corey Kispert, Gonzaga

Isaiah Livers, Michigan

Aaron Henry, Michigan State

Ron Harper Jr., Rutgers

Matt Mitchell, San Diego State

Ziaire Williams, Stanford

Yves Pons, Tennessee

Terrence Shannon Jr., Texas Tech

Sam Hauser, Virginia

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