Texas Tech guard/forward Terrence Shannon Jr. is among the finalists 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 finalists 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 averaging 12.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game this season. He scored a season-high 23 points at LSU in a game where he recorded his first double-double by also having 10 rebounds. Shannon had 18 points against Texas Tech earlier this week.
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The Red Raiders will face Texas on Saturday, and have three games scheduled next week as the Big 12 Conference tries to make some of its postponed games due to COVID-19. The Red Raiders will face TCU twice next Tuesday, followed by Iowa State and a road finale against Baylor on March 7.
The winner of the 2021 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award will be presented April 9.
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2021 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Finalists
Corey Kispert, Gonzaga
Isaiah Livers, Michigan
Ron Harper Jr., Rutgers
Terrence Shannon Jr., Texas Tech
Sam Hauser, Virginia