Fri., Oct. 16, 2015
Josh Hawkinson named to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar watch list
Washington State junior forward Josh Hawkinson is one of four Pac-12 basketball players named to the 20-member watch list for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year award Watch List, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Friday.
The others are Arizona's Caleb Tarczewski, Colorado's Josh Scott and Jacob Poeltl of Utah.
The award is named for UCLA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who was named the National College Player of the Year all three years he played for the Bruins varsity team (1967-69).
The list will be winnowed to 10 players by mid-February and then five finalists will be presented to the award's selection committee in March. Here is all of Hawkinson's competition for the award:
2016 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award CandidatesKaleb Tarczewski, ArizonaMamadou N'Djiaye, UC IrvineJosh Scott, ColoradoEgidijus Mockevicius, EvansvillePrzemek Karnowski, GonzagaThomas Bryant, IndianaJameel McKay, Iowa StateCheick Diallo, KansasSkal Labissiere, KentuckyDiamond Stone, MarylandStephen Zimmerman, UNLVKennedy Meeks, North CarolinaZach Auguste, Notre DameAJ Hammons, PurdueJakob Poeltl, UtahDamian Jones, VanderbiltDaniel Ochefu, VillanovaJosh Hawkinson, Washington StateJoel Bolomboy, Weber StateDevin Williams, West Virginia