Gonzaga senior Kispert named Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Saturday that Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert was named the Julius Erving Small of the Year, which recognizes the top small forwards in Division 1 men’s college basketball.
Kispert, the West Coast Conference Player of the Year, is the first in the WCC with a 90.1 free-throw percentage. He has scored in double-digits in all but one game this season, reaching 20 points 12 times.
The Edmonds, Washington native has the highest winning percentage in Division 1 over the last 25 years for at least 100 appearances and is fourth in Gonzaga history with 266 three-pointers.
His former teammate, Rui Hachimura, received the honor in 2019.
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