Frank Mason III Wins Bob Cousy Award Presented By Holy Cross
University of Kansas senior Frank Mason III has been named the 2017 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year. Named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob Cousy ’50, the annual honor now in its 14th year recognizes the top point guards in men’s college basketball. Mason averaged 20.9 points, 5.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game this season for the Jayhawks, while hitting 47.1 percent of his three-point field goal attempts.
In addition to the presentation of the Cousy Award, the College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s included the exclusive presentation of the John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s (Player of the Year – Men), the John R. Wooden Award (Player of the Year – Women), the John R. Wooden Award (Legends of Coaching), the Jerry West Award (Shooting Guard of the Year), the Julius Erving Award (Small Forward of the Year), the Karl Malone Award (Power Forward of the Year) and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award (Center of the Year).
Bob Cousy had an All-America career (1946-1950) at Holy Cross, leading the Crusaders to three NCAA tournaments and the 1947 title. He was named a consensus first team All-American 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.
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