Jerry West Award

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Jerry West Award
Given forThe nation's top male shooting guard in NCAA Division I basketball
CountryUnited States
Presented byNaismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
First award2015
Most recentRJ Barrett, Duke

The Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award is an annual basketball award given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the top men's collegiate shooting guard. Following the success of the Bob Cousy Award which had been awarded since 2004, the award was one of four new awards (along with the Julius Erving Award, Karl Malone Award and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award) created as part of the inaugural College Basketball Awards show in 2015,[1] it is named after NBA Finals Champion and NBA Finals MVP player Jerry West.[2] The inaugural winner was D'Angelo Russell.[3]


* Awarded a National Player of the Year award:
the Naismith College Player of the Year or the John R. Wooden Award
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Jerry West Award
Season Player School Class
2014–15 D'Angelo Russell Ohio State Freshman
2015–16 Buddy Hield Oklahoma Senior
2016–17 Malik Monk Kentucky Freshman
2017–18 Carsen Edwards[4] Purdue Sophomore
2018–19 RJ Barrett Duke Freshman

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Duke 1 2019
Kentucky 1 2017
Ohio State 1 2015
Oklahoma 1 2016
Purdue 1 2018


  1. ^ "New College Basketball Awards Show to Honor the Season's Top Players April 10 on ESPN2". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. February 12, 2015. Archived from the original on November 20, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "Sixteen Candidates Announced for First-Ever Jerry West Award". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. February 19, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  3. ^ "Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell wins Shooting Guard of Year". FOX Sports. Associated Press. April 10, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  4. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (April 7, 2018). "Arizona's Ayton Wins Karl Malone Award". Arizona Daily Star. Tucson, Arizona. p. B004 – via

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