Harrell wins Karl Malone Award

Former University of Louisville standout Montrezl Harrell was named Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Malone presented the award to Harrell at the ESPN College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy's from Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Friday night.

Less then two weeks after playing his final game for the University of Louisville, junior Montrezl Harrell picked up a major honor.

The 6-foot-8 Harrell was awarded the inaugural Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year in college basketball during the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show in Los Angeles.

Harrell, who turned pro after finishing his junior season, was second on the team and eighth in the ACC at 15.7 points a game and was second in the ACC with 9.2 rebounds. He helped the Cardinals to an Elite Eight finish.

Harrell finished the season hitting 56.6 percent from the field and was a second-team All-ACC performer. He had 80 dunks as a junior and finished his career with a school-record 221 dunks and scored double-figures in 40 of his last 47 games.

He is projected as a first-round pick in the NBA Draft.

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