Miles Bridges named to Karl Malone Award watch list
Freshman forward Miles Bridges — who has been named to four Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards thus far this season — was named as one of 10 to the Karl Malone Award watch list.
Miles Bridges has been named as one of the 10 watch list finalists for the 2017 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award! pic.twitter.com/SnEwEslI4n— Spartan Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) February 2, 2017
The award is given the best men's collegiate power forward every year. Of the 10 players named to the watch list, Bridges and Purdue forward Caleb Swanigan are the only two players from the Big Ten on the list.
The Karl Malone award, which was introduced in 2015, is in its third year. In 2015, Montrezl Harrell of Louisville won the award, while in 2016 Georges Niang of Iowa State received the honor. Both were upperclassmen at the time.
Bridges and the MSU men's basketball team will be in action Thursday at 7 p.m. to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Neb.