The list has a heavy New York/Jersey flavor as Memphis freshman Precious Achiuwa, who lived in The Bronx for five years, and St. John’s junior L.J. Figueroa made the list in addition to Lewis and Whitney, two New Jersey natives. The list also includes Syracuse’s Elijah Hughes and Louisville’s Jordan Nwora, a Buffalo native and the ACC Preseason Player of the Year.
Julius Erving attended the University of Massachusetts and averaged 26.3 points and 20.2 rebounds per game, making him one of only six NCAA men’s basketball players to average more than 20 points and 20
New to the award this season is Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies in each of the three rounds. By mid-February, the
2020 Erving Award Watch List Josh Green — Arizona Matthew Hurt — Duke Scottie Lewis — Florida Corey Kispert — Gonzaga Seth Towns — Harvard Xavier Sneed — Kansas State Kahlil Whitney — Kentucky Jordan Nwora — Louisville Precious Achiuwa — Memphis Tres Tinkle — Oregon St. Alpha Diallo — Providence Nojel Eastern — Purdue LJ Figueroa — St. John’s Elijah Hughes — Syracuse Chris Clarke — Texas Tech Anthony Lamb — Vermont Saddiq Bey — Villanova Jaden McDaniels — Washington CJ Elleby — Washington State Naji Marshall — Xavier