Berry a finalist for Cousy Award
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SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the five finalists for the 2018 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award, and North Carolna’s Joel Berry II made the list. Named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic guard Bob Cousy, the annual honor now in its 15th year recognizes the top point guards in Division I men’s college basketball.
The five finalists for the 2018 Bob Cousy Award are Berry, Devonte’ Graham (Kansas), Trae Young (Oklahoma), Jalen Brunson (Villanova), and Jevon Carter (West Virginia).
A national committee of top college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, sports information directors and Hall of Famers narrowed the original watch list of 20 players down to 10 candidates and now just five finalists. This month, the five finalists will be presented to Mr. Cousy and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. The winner of the 2018 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award will be determined by a combination of fan votes and input from the Basketball Hall of Fame’s selection committee. Fans are encouraged to visit HoophallAwards.com to cast their votes March 2-23.
“For fifteen years, I have been very honored to have my name associated with this award annually presented to the best point guards in college basketball,” Bob Cousy said. “Many young men who have earned this award have gone on to compete at the highest level of the game and the finalists should be very proud of themselves.”
The winner of the 2018 Bob Cousy Award will be honored at ESPN’s College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, April 6, 2018. Additional awards being presented include the Jerry West Shooting Guard Award, the Julius Erving Small Forward Award, the Karl Malone Power Forward Award and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center Award. Broadcast information will be released at a later date.
Previous winners of the Bob Cousy Award include Frank Mason III, Kansas (2017), Tyler Ulis, Kentucky (2016), Delon Wright, Utah (2015), Shabazz Napier, Connecticut (2014), Trey Burke, Michigan (2013), Kendall Marshall, North Carolina (2012), Kemba Walker, Connecticut (2011), Greivis Vasquez, Maryland (2010), Ty Lawson, North Carolina (2009), DJ Augustin, Texas (2008), Acie Law, Texas A & M (2007), Dee Brown, Illinois (2006), Raymond Felton, North Carolina (2005) and Jameer Nelson, St. Joseph’s (2004).
For more information on the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award, visit HoophallAwards.com.
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