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Thursday / August 11.
  • Bob Cousy Award Finalists Named

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    NCAA Basketball: Duke vs ConnecticutDuke’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



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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.