Virginia’s Kyle Guy was one of 20 players named to the 2019 Jerry West Award watch list, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday.
The Jerry West Award annually recognizes the top shooting guard in Division I men’s basketball. The announcement comes a day after UVa junior Ty Jerome was named to the watch list for the Bob Cousy Award, which honors the country’s top point guard.
Guy earned AP and NABC third-team All-America honors after leading Virginia in scoring (14.1 ppg) and 3-pointers (83) last season. He was named to the All-ACC first team after helping Virginia to a 17-1 regular-season record and an ACC title.
Guy earned ACC Tournament MVP honors after averaging 16.7 points in the Cavaliers’ three victories in Brooklyn. He reached double-figures in 28 games and scored a career-high 29 points against VCU. Guy led Virginia in scoring in 15 contests.
By mid-February, the 20 players on the watch list will be paired down to 10. In March, five finalists will be announced, and the winner of the Jerry West Award will be presented at the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show in Los Angeles on April 12, 2019.
Previous winners include Carsen Edwards, Purdue (2018), Malik Monk, Kentucky (2017), Buddy Hield, Oklahoma (2016) and D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State (2015).