Story Links COLLEGE PARK, MD – For the second consecutive season, Maryland senior men’s basketball Donta Scott has been selected on the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Watch List as one of the top 20 at the position in the country. Of the 20 players on the first watch list, Scott is one of three Big Ten players selected. Scott, who was number 49 nationally in the overall standings last season, is the Terps’ top scorer, after averaging 12.6 points per game last year. He also posted a team-best and career-best 6.2 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia native goes into the season with 94 games in his career, including 79 starts, totaling 926 points (9.9 per game) and 493 rebounds (5.2 per game).
Last season, Scott was the first Terrapin named on the Malone Award preseason watch list since Jalen Smith in 2019-20. The award was introduced in the 2014-15 season, where former Terp Jake Layman was on the inaugural waiting list. Named for Class of 2010 Hall of Famer and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Karl Malone, the annual honor in its ninth year recognizes the best power forwards in Division I men’s college basketball. A national committee of top college basketball personnel established the waiting list of 20 candidates. “The Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to annually recognize the best power forwards in the collegiate game with the Karl Malone Award, which bears the name of one of the greatest players of all time,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “It is a great honor to be named to the Karl Malone Award watch list and I know he appreciates the opportunity to see these players compete throughout the season. We are honored to include his unique perspective in our evaluation each year. to have.” Candidates for Karl Malone Award 2023*
Enrique Freeman Akron Kris Murray Iowa Ąžuolas Tubelis Arizona KJ Williams LSU Johni Broome Auburn Donta Scott Maryland Arthur Kaluma Creighton DeAndre Williams Memphis DaRon Holmes II Dayton Norchad Omier Miami (F) Kyle Filipowski Duke Pete Nance North Carolina Jalen Slawson Furman GG Jackson South Carolina Drew Timme Gonzaga Jayden Gardner Virginia Jarace Walker Houston Justyn Mutts Virginia Tech Trayce Jackson-Davis Indiana Graham Ike Wyoming *Players can play their way to and from the roster at any time during the 2022-2023 season. Fans are encouraged to participate in Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies in each of the three rounds beginning Friday, October 28. At the end of January, the watch list of 20 players for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award 2022 will be reduced. to 10 and then at the end of February to just five. In March, the five finalists will be presented to Malone and the Hall of Fame selection committee, where a winner will be chosen. The winner of the Karl Malone Award 2023 will be awarded on a date to be determined, along with the other four members of the Men’s Starting Five. Other awards to be presented include the Bob Cousy Award (Point Guard), Jerry West Award (Shooting Guard), Julius Erving Award (Small Forward) and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award (center), in addition to the Women’s Starting Five. Past winners of the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award include Keegan Murray, Iowa (2022), Drew Timme, Gonzaga (2021), Obi Toppin, Dayton (2020), Zion Williamson, Duke (2019), Deandre Ayton, Arizona (2018), Johnathan Motley, Baylor (2017), Georges Niang, Iowa State (2016) and Montrezl Harrell, Louisville (2015). For more information about the Karl Malone Award 2023 and the latest updates, visit hoophallawards.com and follow @hoophall and #MaloneAward on Twitter and Instagram.