Harden Named Hickok Belt® Award Winner for December 201701.25.2018
ROCHESTER, NY – Houston Rockets point guard James Harden has been named the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of December 2017. Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). The voters selected Harden based on a month that saw him average 33.6 points, 8.1 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game. Harden also scored 51 points in consecutive games on December 20 and December 22, setting a franchise record.
Other finalists for the month of December in order of how the NSMA voters ranked them included: Giannis Antetokounmpo (basketball), Todd Gurley (football), Andrei Vasilevskiy (hockey), Phillip Rivers (football), Caleb Truex (boxing), Nikita Kuckerov (hockey), Harry Keene (soccer), Matthew Stafford (football), Jozy Altidore (soccer).
His selection as the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of December 2017 recognizes James Harden as “the best of the best” in professional sports for the month and finalizes the field of candidates eligible to receive the overall Hickok Belt® Award for 2017, joining George Springer, Corey Kluber, Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Altuve, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Sergio Garcia, Russell Westbrook, Tom Brady and Serena Williams. The overall winner of the Hickok Belt® Award for 2017 will be announced in the coming weeks.
To learn more about the Hickok Belt® Award and its rich history, please visit www.HickokBelt.com.
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