Utah Forward Timmy Allen Named To 2021 Julius Erving Award Watch List

Nov 4, 2020, 11:58 AM | Updated: 12:03 pm
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Utah forward Timmy Allen (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame named Utah men’s basketball forward Timmy Allen to the 2021 watch list for the Julius Erving Award.

The Hall of Fame announced the award’s watch list on Wednesday, November 4.

The Erving Award is presented annually to the top small forward in college basketball.

Allen is one of 20 small forwards in college basketball to be recognized before the 2020-21 season.

Along with the junior from Utah, the following player’s were named to the watch list:

  • Derrick Alston Jr. (Boise State)
  • Jalen Johnson (Duke)
  • Wendell Moore (Duke)
  • Jayden Gardner (East Carolina)
  • Keyontae Johnson (Florida)
  • Corey Kispert (Gonzaga)
  • Brandon Boston Jr. (Kentucky)
  • D.J. Jeffries (Memphis)
  • Aaron Wiggins (Maryland)
  • Isaiah Livers (Michigan)
  • Aaron Henry (Michigan State)
  • Ron Harper Jr. (Rutgers)
  • Matt Mitchell (San Diego State)
  • Ziaire Williams (Stanford)
  • Yves Pons (Tennessee)
  • Terrence Shannon Jr. (Texas Tech)
  • Chris Smith (UCLA)
  • Jermaine Samuels (Villanova)
  • Sam Hauser (Xavier)

In July, Allen withdrew his name from the 2020 NBA Draft and decided to return to Utah for his junior campaign.

The forward averaged over 20 points during Utah’s non-conference schedule last season. Allen helped Utah to a 16-15 overall record in 2019-20 and finished the season averaging 17.5 points per contest.

He was honored as a member of the All-Pac-12 second team as a sophomore.

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