Jeffrey D. Allred,
Brigham Young Cougars guard Nick Emery (4) hits the floor during the WCC tournament in Las Vegas Saturday, March 5, 2016. BYU won 72-60.

BYU's Nick Emery is one of 20 finalists for the 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame Jerry West Award.

The guard returns to the Cougars for his sophomore season after averaging 16.3 points a game during a stellar freshman campaign.

Previous winners of the award were Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield in 2016 and Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell in 2015.

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