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Wichita State’s McDuffie named to Erving Award watch list

Wichita State’s Markis McDuffie averaged 7.4 points last season.
Wichita State’s Markis McDuffie averaged 7.4 points last season. The Wichita Eagle

Wichita State sophomore Markis McDuffie was named to the 20-person watch list for the Julius Erving Award, given to the nation’s top small forward.

McDuffie earned Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year honors last season when he averaged 7.4 points and 3.3 rebounds. He was also named to the Valley’s All-Bench and All-Newcomer teams.

The watch list will be narrowed to 10 in February and five finalists in March. The winner will be announced on April 7 at the ESPN College Basketball Awards.

Wichita State University's men's basketball team member Markis McDuffie answers questions about basketball and life away from the court. (video by Jaime Green) October 14, 2016

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Erving Award watch list

Evan Bradds, Belmont

Kelan Martin, Butler

Jaron Blossomgame, Clemson

Terry Larrier, Connecticut

Jayson Tatum, Duke

Dwayne Bacon, Florida State

OG Anunoby, Indiana

Deng Adel, Louisville

Justin Jackson, North Carolina

VJ Beachem, Notre Dame

Jae'Sean Tate, Ohio State

Dillon Brooks, Oregon

Tres Tinkle, Oregon State

Vince Edwards, Purdue

Dikembe Dixson, Illinois Chicago

Kevin Hervey, Texas-Arlington

Jalen Moore, Utah State

Josh Hart, Villanova

Markis McDuffie, Wichita State

Trevon Bluiett, Xavier