2018 Men's Basketball National Preseason Watch Lists
Oct. 24, 2017

Ten Big Ten men's basketball standouts have been named to national preseason watch lists as announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. 

Bob Cousy Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 20 watch list candidates for the 2018 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award. Named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob Cousy, the annual honor now in its fifteenth year recognizes the top point guards in Division I men’s college basketball. A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates, including three of the Big Ten

Jordan Bohannon, Iowa
Nate Mason, Minnesota
Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern

Julius Erving Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 21 watch list members for the 2018 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award. Named after Hall of Famer and 16-year professional basketball player Julius Erving, the annual honor in its fourth year recognizes the top small forwards in Division I men’s college basketball. A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 21 candidates including three from the Big Ten.

Justin Jackson, Maryland
Miles Bridges, Michigan State
Vincent Edwards, Purdue

Karl Malone Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday the 21 watch list members for the 2018 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award. Named after Hall of Famer and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Karl Malone, the annual honor in its fourth year recognizes the top power forwards in Division I men’s college basketball. A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 21 candidates, including a pair from the Big Ten.

Moritz Wagner, Michigan
Jordan Murphy, Minnesota

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the 20 watch list members for the 2018 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. Named after Hall of Famer and three-time NCAA champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the annual honor in its fourth year recognizes the top centers in men’s college basketball. A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates, including a pair from the Big Ten.

Isaac Haas, Purdue
Ethan Happ, Wisconsin