Julius Erving Award
|Julius Erving Award|
|Awarded for||The nation's top male small forward in NCAA Division I basketball|
|Presented by||Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame|
|Currently held by||Denzel Valentine, Michigan State University|
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. It is named after NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team player Julius Erving. The inaugural winner was Stanley Johnson.
|*||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|
|2014–15||Johnson, StanleyStanley Johnson||Arizona||Freshman|
|2015–16||Valentine, DenzelDenzel Valentine||Michigan State||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.
- "Fifteen Candidates Announced for First-Ever Julius Erving Award". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. February 18, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
- "Stanley Johnson of Arizona wins Small Forward of Year award". FOX Sports. Associated Press. April 10, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.