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Dillon Brooks is a finalist for the Julius Erving Award

Honor goes to the nation’s best small forward.

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Dillon Brooks is turning in a fantastic season for the Oregon Ducks, an effort which could be met with some personal hardware if he finishes strong.

Brooks has been named a finalist for the Julius Erving Award, which goes to the nation’s top small forward:

The list was narrowed to 20 back in October, and now stands at just 10. It’ll be further narrowed to five in March, with the winner presented at ESPN’s College Basketball Awards in Los Angeles on Friday, April 7.

Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine won the award last year. Here’s who Brooks is up against this time around:

Evan Bradds, Belmont

Kelan Martin, Butler

Jaron Blossomgame, Clemson

Jayson Tatum, Duke

Dwayne Bacon, Florida State

Josh Jackson, Kansas

Justin Jackson, North Carolina

Josh Hart, Villanova

Trevon Bluiett, Xavier