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Josh Scott named finalist for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

The senior standout is honored for his impressive season after being named a finalist for the Abdul-Jabbar Award.

Josh Scott puts up a shot over fellow award finalist Jakob Poeltl
Josh Scott puts up a shot over fellow award finalist Jakob Poeltl
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Today Colorado senior Josh Scott was named as one of ten finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award, according to a press release from the university.

The list of finalists will be narrowed to five in March and is voted on by members of the Hall of Fame's selection committee, as well as Abdul-Jabbar himself. It will be presented to the winner as part of ESPN's College Basketball Awards on April 8.

The Hoophall Awards honor the top player in the country at each of the five positions. Last year's inaugural Abdul-Jabbar Award was presented to Frank Kaminsky of Wisconsin.

In total, the Pac-12 has three of the 10 finalists named, with Utah's Jakob Poeltl and Washington State's Josh Hawkinson were also making the list.

Scott currently leads the team with 17.4 points and 9.4 rebounds a game. He has recorded 11 double-doubles so far this season, which is tied for second in the Conference. He comes in at third on the Pac-12 leaderboards in scoring and rebounding, fourth in blocked shots (43) and seventh in field goal percentage (56%).