Sam Hauser named candidate for Julius Erving Award

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WSAW) -- SPASH graduate and Marquette junior Sam Hauser has been named a candidate for the Julius Erving Award.

The Julius Erving Award is given to the top small forward in Division I men's college basketball.

By mid-February, the watch list of 20 players for the 2019 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award will be narrowed to just 10. In March, five finalists will be presented to Mr. Erving and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. The winner of the 2019 Julius Erving Award will be presented at The College Basketball Awards in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, April 12, 2019, along with the other four members of the Naismith Starting 5.

Last year's award was given to Villanova's Mikal Bridges.