Senior Shabazz Napier is on the watch list for the Bob Cousy Award.
Oct. 22, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - UConn senior guard Shabazz Napier (Roxbury, Mass.) has been named to the watch list of candidates for the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, announced Tuesday by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Cousy Award, named for the legendary Hall of Famer and Boston Celtics icon, recognizes the top point guard in college basketball. The list, which includes 45 of the top point guards in the college game, was created by a committee of media members and influential people within college basketball from around the country.
UConn’s Kemba Walker won the Cousy Award in 2010-11.
“The Hall of Fame is proud to work with Mr. Cousy and honor the best point guards playing in college basketball right now,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “This list represents some of the top student athletes from across the country. We are truly honored to be a part of this award.”
“The Bob Cousy Award promotes the values of leadership, determination, and teamwork, all skills needed not only on the hardwood but also in life,” said Ken Kaufman, Chair of the Bob Cousy Award and former president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). “Mr. Cousy exemplified all of these traits, and continues to be an inspiration to basketball players on and off the court.”
This watch list of candidates will be narrowed down to a final 20 in early February, then final five by early March. A premier selection committee has been appointed by the Hall of Fame to review the candidates in contention for the nation’s top collegiate point guard award. The Cousy Award winner will be presented the award on Championship Monday in Dallas at the Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 announcement and press conference.
For more information on the 2014 Bob Cousy, log onto www.CousyAward.com.
Bob Cousy Award 2014 Watch List
Trevor Releford University of Alabama
TJ McConnell University of Arizona
Jahii Carson Arizona State University
Derrick Marks Boise State University
Walt Lemon, Jr. Bradley University
Justin Cobbs University of California
Kyle Anderson UCLA
Billy Baron Canisus University
Spencer Dinwiddie University of Colorado
Shabazz Napier University of Connecticut
Quinn Cook Duke University
Brett Comer Florida Gulf Coast University
Kasey Hill University of Florida
Devon Bookert Florida State University
Markel Starks Georgetown University
Kevin Pangos Gonzaga University
Siyani Chambers Harvard University
Brandyn Curry Harvard University
Yogi Ferrell Indiana University
Jake Odum Indiana State University
DeAndre Kane Iowa State University
Andrew Harrison University of Kentucky
Elfrid Payton Lafayette University
Jason Brickman Long Island University
Anthony Ireland Loyola Marymount University
Chris Jones University of Louisville
Chaz Williams University of Massachusetts
Michael Dixon University of Memphis
Joe Jackson University of Memphis
Keith Appling Michigan State University
Jordan Clarkson University of Missouri
Kendall Williams University of New Mexico
Marcus Paige University of North Carolina
Eric Atkins University of Notre Dame
Aaron Craft Ohio State University
Marcus Smart Oklahoma State University
Dominic Artis University of Oregon
Tim Frazier Penn State University
Kris Dunn Providence College
Tyler Ennis Syracuse University
Preston Medlin Utah State University
Ryan Arcidiacono Villanova University
Nigel Williams-Goss University of Washington
Semaj Christon Xavier University
Kendrick Perry Youngstown St. University
*This list is fluid – players can play their way onto and off of the Watch List and
the Final 20.