Napier On Watch List For Cousy Award

Senior Shabazz Napier is on the watch list for the Bob Cousy Award.
Senior Shabazz Napier is on the watch list for the Bob Cousy Award. UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM

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

Bob Cousy Award 2014 Watch List 

Player                          School

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.