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Wednesday / February 8.
  • 6 Cousy Finalists Named; 2 Played High School in Jersey

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    Six Bob Cousy award finalists were named on Friday, and two of them played high school basketball in New Jersey.

    The six finalists are Kyle Anderson of UCLA, Aaron Craft of Ohio State, Tyler Ennis of Syracuse, Shabazz Napier of UConn, Marcus Paige of North Carolina and Fred Van Vleet of Wichita State.

    Anderson, now a sophomore at UCLA, led St. Anthony to back-to-back New Jersey Tournament of Champions titles in 2011 and ’12, going 65-0 in two seasons.

    Ennis, a freshman at Syracuse and native of Canada, guided St. Benedict’s Prep to the ESPN NHSI final last season where they lost to Montverde (Fla.) Academy.

    Both players are projected as first-round NBA Draft picks this year, with Ennis projected as a lottery pick and Anderson later in the first round.



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.