3 B1G stars named semifinalists for 2022 Karl Malone Award
The semifinalist list for the 2022 Karl Malone Award is out, and 3 B1G stars are in the running.
The award is named after the Hall of Fame power forward and was first handed out following the 2014-15 season. It is annually given to the best PF in the country with Gonzaga’s Drew Timme capturing the award in 2021. No B1G player has captured the award.
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This year, the players from the conference still up for the award are Ohio State’s EJ Liddell, Iowa’s Keegan Murray, and Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis.
Of the 3, Murray leads the group and ranks 5th nationally with 22.3 points per game. Murray is also averaging 8.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists while shooting 55% from the floor.
Liddell is averaging 19.7 points per game, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.8 assists. He is shooting 52% from the floor and 40% from 3-point range.
Jackson-Davis is averaging 18.3 points per game, 8.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. He is also averaging 2.7 blocks per game and is shooting 60% from the floor.