Bob Cousy Award

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The award is named after Bob Cousy (left).

The Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford (or Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award)[1] is an annual basketball award given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the top men's collegiate point guard. It is named after six-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion Bob Cousy, who played point guard for the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1963. Cousy won six championships with the Celtics.[2]

Annually, a list of player is nominated by college head coaches, members of College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), and members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). A screening committee of CoSIDA members reviews the nominations, and selects 16 players from each division (12 from National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, and two each from Division II and III). A selection committee appointed by the Hall then selects the winner. This 30-member committee is composed of Hall of Famers, head coaches, sports information directors, the media, and Cousy himself.[1][3]

The first winner was Jameer Nelson from Saint Joseph's University. The most recent winner was Shabazz Napier from Connecticut. When Maryland's Greivis Vásquez won the award in 2010, the Venezuelan became the first player born outside the U.S. to receive this award. The University of North Carolina has fielded the greatest number of award winners (3), with Raymond Felton winning the award in 2005, Ty Lawson receiving the honor in 2009 and Kendall Marshall winning in 2012.

Winners[edit]

Texas' D. J. Augustin is one of three sophomores to win the award, the other two being Kendall Marshall and Trey Burke.
Connecticut's Kemba Walker won the award in 2011.
* Awarded a national Player of the Year award:
the Naismith College Player of the Year or the John R. Wooden Award
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Bob Cousy Award
Season Player School Class
2003–04 Nelson, JameerJameer Nelson* Saint Joseph's Senior
2004–05 Felton, RaymondRaymond Felton North Carolina Junior
2005–06 Brown, DeeDee Brown Illinois Senior
2006–07 Law, AcieAcie Law Texas A&M Senior
2007–08 Augustin, D. J.D. J. Augustin Texas Sophomore
2008–09 Lawson, TyTy Lawson North Carolina Junior
2009–10 Vásquez, GreivisGreivis Vásquez Maryland Senior
2010–11 Walker, KembaKemba Walker Connecticut Junior
2011–12 Marshall, KendallKendall Marshall North Carolina Sophomore
2012–13 Burke, TreyTrey Burke* Michigan Sophomore
2013–14 Napier, ShabazzShabazz Napier Connecticut Senior

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
North Carolina 3 2005, 2009, 2012
Connecticut 2 2011, 2014
Illinois 1 2006
Maryland 1 2010
Michigan 1 2013
Saint Joseph's 1 2004
Texas 1 2008
Texas A&M 1 2007

See also[edit]

  • Nancy Lieberman Award – the counterpart to the Bob Cousy Award; given to the nation's top NCAA female point guard.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b "Award Info". Bob Cousy Award. Retrieved May 4, 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Bio: Bob Cousy". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ "University of Texas Point Guard D.J. Augustin Selected Winner of 2008 Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. April 3, 2008. Retrieved May 4, 2009. [dead link]

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