SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Just three weeks away from its season opener, senior forward Seth Towns has been named to the watch list for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year award. Towns is one of 20 student-athletes nationwide to be placed on the watchlist, and one of three from a mid-major conference.
Named after Class of 1993 Hall of Famer and 16-year professional basketball player Julius Erving, the annual honor in its sixth year recognizes the top small forwards in Division I men's college basketball. A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates.
Towns was the 2018 Ivy League Player of the Year, while also picking up AP All-America honorable mention accolades, becoming just the fourth player in program history to do so. The Columbus, Ohio native averaged 16.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in 2018, and has has helped the Crimson to Ivy League championships in each of the last two seasons, with Harvard claiming seven of the last nine titles overall.
The Crimson hosts Crimson Madness on Friday, Oct. 18 before welcoming MIT in its season opener on Tuesday, Nov. 5.