Bob Cousy Award Celebration In Los Angeles Set For April 7
WORCESTER, Mass. – On April 7, the 14th annual Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award presented by the College of the Holy Cross will be awarded to the top Division I point guard in men’s college basketball. Named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob Cousy (Class of 1950), the winner of the award will be selected by a national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel.
The recipient of the 2017 Bob Cousy Award will be announced at ESPN’s College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s, live from The Novo by Microsoft in downtown Los Angeles on April 7. Following that event, the Holy Cross Bob Cousy Award Celebration will take place at the Luxe City Center Hotel, featuring director of athletics Nathan Pine and admissions director Ann McDermott, along with other special guests and Holy Cross alumni.
Cousy played for Holy Cross from 1946-1950, winning an NCAA Championship in 1947 and earning consensus first team All-America honors in 1950. His success continued at the professional level as a six-time NBA Champion (1957, 1959-1963), NBA Most Valuable Player (1957) and 13-time NBA All-Star (1951-1963). In 1996, he was named a member of the NBA’s 50th Anniversary all-time team.
The list of finalists for the 2017 Bob Cousy Award is scheduled to be announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on March 6. The current candidates for the award are Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga), Monte Morris (Iowa State), Frank Mason (Kansas), De’Aaron Fox (Kentucky), Melo Trimble (Maryland), Joel Berry II (North Carolina), Dennis Smith (North Carolina State), Lonzo Ball (UCLA), Jalen Brunson (Villanova) and Markelle Fultz (Washington).
Previous winners of the Bob Cousy Award include 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), D.J. 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).
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