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Brandon Ingram Named to Erving Award Watch List

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Per Duke Sports Information:

Ingram Named to Erving Award Watch List

October 13, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Duke freshman Brandon Ingram was one of 20 players named to the preseason watch list for the 2016 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award presented by University of Massachusetts on Tuesday in an announcement by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Julius Erving Award is in its second year and recognizes the top small forward in Division I men’s basketball. Ingram is one of just four freshmen and four ACC players named to the award’s preseason watch list.

Rated as the No. 3 overall recruit in the class of 2015 by ESPN, Ingram was both a McDonald’s All-American and Parade All-American, and was named to the Jordan Brand Classic game in 2015. He is one of two players in North Carolina High School Athletic Association history to win four consecutive state championships after guiding Kinston High School to its fourth straight crown as a senior.

Ingram was also named to the USA Junior National Select Team that competed at the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit at the Moda Center in Portland.

The list of candidates for the 2016 Julius Erving Award will be narrowed to 10 in mid-February before being cut down to five in March and presented to the selection committee. The winner will be honored at the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 8.

For more information on the 2016 Julius Erving Award, visit


2016 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Preseason Watch List

DeAndre Bembry, Saint Joseph’s

Jaylen Brown, California

John Brown, High Point

Michael Gbinije, Syracuse

Daniel Hamilton, Connecticut

Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin

D.J. Hogg, Texas A&M

Brandon Ingram, Duke

Justin Jackson, North Carolina

Jake Layman, Maryland

Damion Lee, Louisville

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Kansas

Malik Pope, San Diego State

Alex Poythress, Kentucky

Rodney Purvis, Connecticut

Wayne Seldon, Kansas

Ben Simmons, LSU

Brandon Taylor, Utah

Denzel Valentine, Michigan State

Troy Williams, Indiana

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