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October 19, 2016 5:29 PM

IU's Anunoby named to Erving Award watch list

CHRIS GOFF | The Journal Gazette

BLOOMINGTON -- Indiana's OG Anunoby is on the 20-man watch list for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award, announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-8, 215-pounder averaged 4.9 points per game last season as a freshman.

In March, five finalists will be presented to Erving and a national committee from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and those parties will determine a winner to be announced April 7 at the ESPN College Basketball Awards in Los Angeles.

"That's really cool," Anunoby said of being on the watch list. "It's a cool thing."

Also representing the state on the watch list are Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem, a Fort Wayne native, Purdue's VInce Edwards and Butler's Kelan Martin. The list is subject to change at any point during the season.