Hoop Group Alumni Julius Erving Award Finalists 19

By Kaitlyn Fedor

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Caleb Martin at a Hoop Group Jam Fest
Caleb Martin at a Hoop Group Jam Fest
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The Hoop Group has impacted the sport of basketball in many ways over the years. In this space we will provide some updates on some of the accomplishments of a small percentage of the great many successful Hoop Group Alumni!

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 10 candidates for the 2019 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award. Named after Class of 1993 Hall of Famer and 16-year professional basketball player Julius Erving, the annual honor in its fifth year recognizes the top small forwards in Division I men’s college basketball. A national committee comprising top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates in October, which has now been narrowed to just 10.

“Dreams Do Come True”

Half of the finalists are Hoop Group Alumni

De'Andre Hunter Virginia
Keldon Johnson Kentucky
Caleb Martin Nevada
Charles Matthews Michigan
Marial Shayok Iowa State