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Robinson Named Jerry West Finalist

NCAA Basketball: Notre Dame at Boston College Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The five finalists for the Jerry West Shooting guard of the Year Award were identified by the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield this afternoon. The annual award recognizes outstanding shooting guards in men’s Division I basketball. This is the fourth year the award has been given, and previous winners have been Malik Monk, D’Angelo Russell, and Buddy Hield. Jerome Robinson was listed along with Creighton’s Marcus Foster, Purdue’s Carsen Edwards, Duke’s Grayson Allen, and Oakland’s Kendrick Nunn.

Robinson averaged 20.7 points per game this season, second among finalists only to Kendrick Nunn who put up 25.9 points per game in the Horizon League. Robinoson leads the finalists in 3-point shooting percentage (.438). Boston Colleges 12th place finish in the ACC may hurt Robinson’s resume, as Foster, Allen, and Edwards all led their teams to top three finishes in the Big East, ACC and Big 10 respectively.

Robinson and the Eagles knocked Georgia Tech out in the first round of the ACC Tournament this afternoon and will take on NC State tomorrow at 2:00.