Blackmon named finalist for Jerry West Award #iubb

Indiana freshman James Blackmon Jr. is a finalist for the 2015 Jerry West Award, given annually to the nation’s top shooting guard.

At 16.2 points per game, Blackmon is second in scoring among Big Ten freshmen and is fifth nationally in his class. He has nine 20-point games this season and is second at Indiana with 5.4 rebounds per game.

In his most recent game, Blackmon scored 24 points, grabbed seven boards and tied his career high with six 3-pointers in Sunday’s win over Minnesota.

Follow the jump for the rest of the finalists.

PLAYER NAME SCHOOL
Tyler Haws Brigham Young University
Tyler Harvey Eastern Washington University
James Blackmon Jr. Indiana
Sheldon McClellan University of Miami
Rashad Vaughn UNLV
Trevor Lacey North Carolina State University
Jerian Grant University of Notre Dame
D’Angelo Russell Ohio State University
Buddy Hield University of Oklahoma
Joseph Young University of Oregon
D’Angelo Harrison St. John’s University
Chasson Randle Stanford University
Malcolm Brogdon University of Virginia
Ron Baker Wichita State University
Marcus Thornton College of William & Mary
E.C. Matthews University of Rhode Island