Fisher, Jardine finalists for Cousy Award

Villanova senior guard Corey Fisher is one of 20 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, given to college basketball's top point guard.

Syracuse's Scoop Jardine, a graduate of Ss. Neumann-Goretti High, is also a finalist.

The award is given out through the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield,


“This list makes up college basketball’s elite at the point guard position,” said John L. Doleva,

President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “These 20 players in

contention for the award all have skills that Mr. Cousy would be proud of. The Hall of Fame

looks forward to having these players compete for one of college basketball’s most prestigious


The list of 20 finalists will be reduced to 10 by Feb. 3 and then to the five by March 3. The final five playesr will be presented to Cousy and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. This Hall of Fame committee is made up of top college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, sports information directors and Hall of Famers. The

winner will be named  at the Hall of Fame’s Class announcement on April 4 in Houston as part of NCAA Final Four weekend.

Previous winners of the Bob Cousy Award have included: Jameer Nelson (St. Joseph’s), Raymond Felton (North Carolina), Dee Brown (Illinois), Acie Law (Texas A & M), DJ Augustin (Texas), Ty Lawson (North Carolina) and Greivis Vasquez (Maryland).

Here are the other finalists:

Kevin Anderson, Richmond

Norris Cole, Cleveland State

Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech

Jimmer Fredette, Brigham Young

DJ Gay, San Diego State

Tu Holloway, Xavier

Brandon Knight, Kentucky

Kalin Lucas, Michigan State

Demetri McCamey, Illinois

Mickey McConnell, St. Mary’s College

Jacob Pullen, Kansas State

Nolan Smith, Duke

Isaiah Thomas, Washington

Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin

Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas

Kemba Walker, Connecticut

Casper Ware, Long Beach State

Chris Wright, Georgetown