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Adam Flagler, Kevin McCullar on Jerry West Watch List

Adam Flagler, Matthew Postins

Baylor’s Adam Flagler and Kansas’ Kevin McCullar Jr. are on the watch list for the Jerry West Award, given to the nation’s best shooting guard.

Flagler, a former All-Big 12 Second Team selection, was one of the conference’s best 3-point shooters last season. He led the Big 12 with a .433 3-point percentage in conference play (45-104), ranked sixth in scoring in Big 12 games (15.8 ppg) and shot 42 percent (65-of-154) from 3-point range over his last 23 games, including nine games with four or more made 3-pointers. He was a member of Baylor’s 2021 National Championship team.

 

McCullar transferred to Kansas from Texas Tech for his final season of college basketball. A Naismith Defensive Player of the Year semifinalist last season, McCullar carries to Kansas career totals of 676 points, 351 rebounds, 151 assists and 110 steals.

The winner of the 2023 Jerry West Award will be presented on a to be determined date, along with the other four members of the Men’s Starting Five. Additional awards being presented include the Bob Cousy Award (Point Guard), Julius Erving Award (Small Forward), Karl Malone Award (Power Forward) and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award (Center), in addition to the Women’s Starting Five.

Previous winners of the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award are Johnny Davis, Wisconsin (2022), Chris Duarte, Oregon (2021), Myles Powell, Seton Hall (2020), RJ Barrett, Duke (2019), Carsen Edwards, Purdue (2018), Malik Monk, Kentucky (2017), Buddy Hield, Oklahoma (2016) and D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State (2015).

 

2023 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award Watch List

Nick Smith Jr., Arkansas

Cason Wallace, Kentucky

Adam Flagler, Baylor

Taevion Kinsey, Marshall

Charles Pride, Bryant

Isaiah Wong, Miami (Fl.)

Tyrese Proctor, Duke

Isiaih Mosley, Missouri

Malachi Smith, Gonzaga

Terquavion Smith, NC State

Rasir Bolton, Gonzaga

Dane Goodwin, Notre Dame

Marcus Sasser, Houston

Matt Bradley, San Diego State

Terrence Shannon Jr., Illinois

Joseph Girard III, Syracuse

Kevin McCullar Jr., Kansas

Santiago Vescovi, Tennessee

Antonio Reeves, Kentucky

Amari Bailey, UCLA

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard

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