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