Montrezl Harrell has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award presented by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Harrell averaged 15.7 points (eighth in the ACC), 9.2 rebounds (second in the Atlantic Coast Conference, 32nd in the nation) and shooting 56.6 percent from the field (third in the ACC, 22nd in the nation).

He was a driving force behind the University of Lousville’s 27-9 record and reaching the school’s fifth NCAA Elite Eight in the past eight years.

Malone presented the award to Harrell at the ESPN College Basketball Awards in Los Angeles on Friday night in a live presentation on ESPN2.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

One thought on “Montrezl Harrell earns Karl Malone Award”
  1. Wasn’t that beautiful to see? He was also included among the year’s best dunks.

    Btw, Karl Malone is one big dude, taller and bigger than Trez by quite a lot, (Trez however made Bilas look like a normal sized man).

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