Jerry West Award
|Jerry West Award|
|Awarded for||The nation's top male shooting guard in NCAA Division I basketball|
|Presented by||Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame|
|Currently held by||Buddy Hield, Oklahoma|
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, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award and Karl Malone Award) created as part of the inaugural College Basketball Awards show in 2015. It is named after NBA Finals Champion and NBA Finals MVP player Jerry West. The inaugural winner was D'Angelo Russell.
|*||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|
|2014–15||Russell, D'AngeloD'Angelo Russell||Ohio State||Freshman|
|2015–16||Hield, BuddyBuddy Hield||Oklahoma||Senior|
Winners by school
- "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. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
- "Sixteen Candidates Announced for First-Ever Jerry West Award". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. February 19, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
- "Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell wins Shooting Guard of Year". FOX Sports. Associated Press. April 10, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.