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Davidson’s Grady Named to Jerry West Award Watch List

by | Oct 17, 2019 | Sports

Kellan Grady led the Wildcats – scoring 30 points against Northeastern during last season. Grady has been named to this year’s Jerry West Award Watch List.


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – For the second consecutive year, Davidson’s Kellan Grady has been named to the Jerry West Award Watch List, as announced Tuesday by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Kellan Grady goes in for a layup from long distance

Named after Class of 1980 Hall of Famer and 1959 NCAA Final Four Most Valuable Player Jerry West, the annual honor in its sixth year recognizes the top shooting guards in Division I men’s college basketball. A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates.

New to the award this season is Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies in each of the three rounds. By mid-February, the watch list of 20 players for the 2020 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award will be narrowed to just 10. In March, five finalists will be presented to Mr. West and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. The winner of the 2020 Jerry West Award will be presented at The College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, April 10, 2020, along with the other four members of the Men’s Starting Five.

Kellan Grady
Junior | 6-5 | 205
Boston, Mass. / Northfield Mount Hermon

2018-19 HIGHLIGHTS: 1st Team All-Conference • NABC All-District • Selected preseason all-conference • Three-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Week • Sat out four games (Temple, Wake Forest, Central Penn, North Carolina) due to injury • Ranked third in the Atlantic 10 in scoring at 17.3 points per game • Also ranked among league leaders in minutes played • Scored in double figures 22 times, including 13 20-point outings, which was second-best in the league • Hit the 25-point plateau seven times and 30-point mark twice • Drilled at least five 3-pointers in a contest five times • Grabbed six or more rebounds on eight separate occasions • Capped the 2018-19 with a season-high 31 points on 12-of-21 shooting in Davidson’s Postseason NIT setback to Lipscomb (3/19).

For more information on the 2020 Jerry West Award and the latest updates, log onto and follow @hoophall on Twitter and Instagram. Starting Five Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies will go live on Friday, October 18.

2020 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award Candidates*

Isaiah Joe Arkansas
Kamar Baldwin Butler
Jarron Cumberland Cincinnati
Ty-Shon Alexander Creighton
Kellan Grady Davidson
Antoine Davis Detroit Mercy
Anthony Edwards Georgia
Trent Frazier Illinois
Joe Wieskamp Iowa
Tyrese Maxey Kentucky
Skylar Mays LSU
Joshua Langford Michigan State
Temple ‘T.J.’ Gibbs Notre Dame
Breein Tyree Ole Miss
Myles Powell Seton Hall
A.J. Lawson South Carolina
Mustapha Heron St. John’s
Desmond Bane TCU
Jordan Bowden Tennessee
Sam Merrill Utah State

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