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Providence's Ben Bentil named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award finalist

The Basketball Hall of Fame released the updated watch list on Friday.

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Providence Friars center Ben Bentil has been named a finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award.

The Abdul-Jabbar Award, given annually to the nation's best center, released their list of finalists on Friday.

Bentil currently leads the BIG EAST in scoring at 19.7 points per game, and is fifth in the conference in rebounding with 7.8 per game.

The full list of finalists can be found below. The winner will be announced at the College Basketball Awards on April 8.

Player School
Moses Kingsley Arkansas
Josh Scott Colorado
Egidijus Mockevicius Evansville
Domantas Sabonis Gonzaga
Zach Auguste Notre Dame
AJ Hammons Purdue
Jakob Poeltl Utah
Ben Bentil Providence
Josh Hawkinson Washington State
Joel Bolomboy Weber State