Newman on Jerry West watch list

Malik Newman

Malik Newman

Freshman Malik Newman has yet to step on the court for Mississippi State but is already generating buzz on the national scene.

The former McDonald’s All-American is one of 20 players selected to Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year watch list. The 6-foot-3 Jackson native is one of three SEC players to make the list joining Antonio Blakeney of LSU and Danuel House of Texas A&M.

The watch list will be cut in half in February and five finalists will be up for the award. The winner will be announced at the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show in Los Angeles on April 8.

Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell won the inaugural Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year award last season.

2015-16 Jerry West Watch List
Allonzo Trier
, Arizona
Anthony Drmic, Boise State
Kellen Dunham, Butler
Jordan Matthews, California
Grayson Allen, Duke
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State
Marvell Harris, Fresno State
James Blackmon, Indiana
AJ English, Iona
Antonio Blakeney, Louisiana State
Rasheed Sulaimon, Maryland
Sheldon McClellan, Miami
Caris Levert, Michigan
Malik Newman, Mississippi State
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
E.C. Matthews, Rhode Island
Danuel House, Texas A&M
Melvin Johnson, Virginia Commonwealth
Malcom Brogdon, Virginia
Ron Baker, Wichita State

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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