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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue sophomore guard Jaden Ivey was among 20 collegiate shooting guards named to the 2022 Jerry West Award watch list, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday. 

The Jerry West Award is given annually to the nation's top shooting guard. Last season, Oregon's Chris Duarte was the recipient. Former Purdue guard Carsen Edwards won the award in 2018. 

“As we enter our eighth year of the Naismith Starting Five, we’re excited as ever to watch some of the best collegiate student-athletes in the country compete at a very high level,” President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame John L. Doleva said in a release. “It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized on a preseason watch list. Each of the young men nominated for this honor has undoubtedly worked extremely hard to be in this position and should feel an immense sense of pride in their achievements. That being said, a player can be added to the watch list at any point in the season, so Mr. West and our committee are eager to evaluate talent as we return to on-court action in the coming weeks.”

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Throughout the season, any shooting guard in the nation may join the watch list through their play on the court. The student-athletes may also play their way off the list, too. 

2022 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award Candidates

  • Jaden Shackelford, Alabama 
  • Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona
  • Adam Flagler, Baylor 
  • Hunter Sallis, Gonzaga
  • Ochai Agbaji, Kansas
  • Kellan Grady, Kentucky
  • Taevion Kinsey, Marshall
  • Eric Ayala, Maryland
  • Landers Nolley, Memphis
  • Isaiah Wong, Miami
  • Eli Brooks, Michigan 
  • De'Vion Harmon, Oregon
  • Jaden Ivey, Purdue 
  • Matt Bradley, San Diego State 
  • Jared Rhoden, Seton Hall
  • Buddy Boeheim, Syracuse
  • Andrew Jones, Texas
  • Terrence Shannon Jr., Texas Tech 
  • Johnny Juzang, UCLA
  • Justin Moore, Villanova
  • SASHA STEFANOVIC JOINS THE SITE FOR WEEKLY PODCAST: Thanks to new NCAA legislation where college athletes can make money off of their name, image and likeness, Purdue guard Sasha Stefanovic has signed a deal to do a weekly 30-minute podcast here on our Sports Illustrated Purdue site, It will start the first week of November and run throughout the college basketball season. CLICK HERE
  • PURDUE BASKETBALL RANKED NO. 7 IN AP POLL: Purdue basketball is ranked among the top-10 programs in the nation in the preseason AP Top 25 Poll for the second time during Matt Painters tenure. The Boilermakers will enter the season at No. 7, which ranks second among conference programs. CLICK HERE 
  • PURDUE EXCITED FOR FANS ACROSS THE BIG TEN: Purdue will play 20 games against Big Ten opponents during the 2021-22 college basketball season. The team is excited to hear fans back inside Mackey Arena and other venues across the conference. CLICK HERE
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  • MICAH SHREWSBERRY LOOKS FORWARD TO MATCHUP WITH PURDUE: Penn State coach Micah Shrewsberry was back home in Indianapolis on Friday during the 2021 Big Ten Basketball Media Days. The former Purdue associate head coach will lead the Nittany Lions against the Boilermakers on Jan. 8. CLICK HERE
  • WHAT MATT PAINTER SAID DURING BIG TEN BASKETBALL MEDIA DAYS: Purdue coach Matt Painter answered questions during the 2021 Big Ten Basketball Media Days on Friday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Here's everything he had to say before one-on-one interviews. CLICK HERE
  • SACRIFICES WILL HAVE TO BE MADE FOR PURDUE'S SUCCESS: Purdue basketball's 2020-21 season ended abruptly in a first-round loss to North Texas in the NCAA Tournament. The program returns several of its players from a year ago, and coach Matt Painter will have to manage a talented roster throughout the season. CLICK HERE
  • PURDUE 2021-22 TIPOFF TIMES ANNOUNCED: The Big Ten Conference released several tipoff times and television designations ahead of Purdue's 2021-22 basketball season. Here is the complete Purdue Boilermakers basketball schedule. CLICK HERE

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