Johnson named to Erving Award watch list

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WKYT) - Kentucky freshman Keldon Johnson on Wednesday was named to the Julius Erving Award preseason watch list.

Johnson is one of 20 mentioned for the award, which is given to the nation’s best small forward. The Julius Erving Award is presented by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

On Tuesday, Johnson’s teammate, Tyler Herro, was named to the Jerry West Award preseason watch list. The Jerry West Award also is presented by the Hall of Fame and given to the nation’s best shooting guard.

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