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Two Wildcats Named To Jerry West Shooting Guard Of The Year Award Watch List

Two more Wildcats join the preseason awards watch list club, now with Antonio Reeves and Cason Wallace making their appearance for the Jerry West Award.


These two new faces to the roster have been projected as two of the nation's best shooting guards to come from this college basketball season, which is very exciting because did I say already that they're on the same team? If you watched the Blue-White game last weekend, you noticed that these two were going head-to-head all evening, throwing friendly fire and scoring buckets back-and-forth. Antonio Reeves finished with 27 points (5 threes) and the MVP trophy for the Blue Team, while Cason Wallace totaled 15 points and 8 assists for the White Team.


Reeves is a true senior this season, transferring in from Illinois State where he became one of the program's top scorers in its history, as well as ranked in the top-twenty in scoring across all of college basketball just a season ago.


Cason Wallace is a five-star freshman recruit that looks to fall in line as another great top-ranked Calipari guard, who will likely have one season in Lexington. He's surrounded by great talent and we will get to see this year just what he's capable of doing in Kentucky's tested guard-heavy system.


Reeves and Wallace are just two of the 20 candidates for the award, which fans can vote on in three different rounds, with the first round taking place in late January to cut the list in half to 10, the second round in late February to cut it to 5, then the final round coming at a later date around the end of the regular season. They're also the only school outside of Gonzaga to have two candidates for the award (Rasir Bolton and Mlachi Smith). The last Wildcat to win this award was Malik Monk in 2017.


Kentucky now has four preseason Hoophall Award nominations in Sahvir Wheeler (Bob Cousy), Chris Livingston (Julius Erving), Antonio Reeves (Jerry West), and Cason Wallace (Jerry West), teamed up next to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award winner from last season in Oscar Tshiebwe... This should be a fun year.

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