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By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Josh Hart is into the top five finalists to receive the 2017 Julius Erving Award, for college basketball’s best small forward.

Hart, 21, was announced as a top 10 finalist on Feb. 1, narrowed down from the original list of 20.

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The winner of the third annual award will be presented at ESPN’s College Basketball Awards in Los Angeles on Friday, April 7.

The 6-foot-6, 215-pound senior guard is averaging 18.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in 33.3 minutes per game for the No. 2 ranked and defending champion 28-3 Villanova Wildcats.

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