Syracuse forward Elijah Hughes is one of 20 players named to the watch list for the 2020 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award. The annual honor is in its sixth year and recognizes the top small forwards in Division men’s college basketball. The watch list was determined by a national committee of basketball personnel.
Hughes, a redshirt junior, is the lone returning starter on Syracuse’s 2019-20 roster. He averaged 13.7 points and 4.3 rebounds per game last season. Hughes was with the starting lineup for all 34 games for the Orange.
New to the award this season is Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies in each of the three rounds. By mid-February, the watch list of 20 players for the 2020 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.