Julius Erving Award

Julius Erving Award
Awarded for The nation's top male small forward in NCAA Division I basketball
Country United States
Presented by Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
First awarded 2015
Currently held by Denzel Valentine, Michigan State University
Official website http://www.hoophallawards.com/

The Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award is an annual basketball award given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the top men's collegiate small forward. 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 Jerry West Award, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award and Karl Malone Award) created as part of the inaugural College Basketball Awards show in 2015.[1] It is named after NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team player Julius Erving.[2] The inaugural winner was Stanley Johnson.[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 Julius Erving Award
Season Player School Class
2014–15 Johnson, StanleyStanley Johnson Arizona Freshman
2015–16 Valentine, DenzelDenzel Valentine Michigan State Senior

Winners by school

School Winners Years
Arizona1 2015
Michigan State 1 2016


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