Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Duke’s Tyus Jones, UConn’s Ryan Boatright and Providence’s Kris Dunn were among the 16 finalists named Monday for the Bob Cousy Award, given annually by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the top men’s collegiate point guard.
The 16 watch list finalists were trimmed from the original 35 candidates. The list will be narrowed down to 5 players in March & the winner will be presented the award in April.
The full list of candidates:
T.J. McConnell, University of Arizona
Tyrone Wallace, University of California, Berkeley
Ryan Boatright, University of Connecticut
Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga University
Keifer Sykes, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana University
Monte Morris, Iowa State University
Terry Rozier, University of Louisville
Melo Trimble, University of Maryland
Marcus Paige, University of North Carolina
Kris Dunn, Providence College
Delon Wright, University of Utah
Nigel Williams-Goss, University of Washington
Juwan Staten, West Virginia University
Fred VanVleet, Wichita State University
Tyus Jones, Duke University
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.