By mid-February, the Jerry West Award Watch List will be narrowed to 10. In March, five finalists will be presented to Jerry West and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s selection committee.
The winner of the 2018 Jerry West Award will be presented at the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show, presented by Wendy’s in Los Angeles on April 6. Broadcast information will be released at a later date.
Gray was joined on the Watch List by Allonzo Trier (Arizona), Mustapha Heron (Arizona), Jerome Robinson (Boston College), TJ Haws (BYU), Marcus Foster (Creighton), Grayson Allen (Duke), KeVaughn Allen (Florida), MJ Walker (Florida State), Malik Newman (Kansas), Hamidou Diallo (Kentucky), Lonnie Walker (Miami (Fla.)), Quinndary Weatherspoon (Mississippi State), E.C. Matthews (Rhode Island), Khadeen Carrington (Seton Hall), Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s), Tyus Battle (Syracuse), Andrew Jones (Texas), De’Anthony Melton (USC) and Daxter Miles Jr. (West Virginia).