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Terry Rozier Named Bob Cousy Award Finalist

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I suppose he's played the point enough to qualify.

Here's the release:

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today that Louisville sophomore Terry Rozier is one of 17 watch list finalists for the 2015 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award presented by College of the Holy Cross. Named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob Cousy, the annual honor now in its twelfth year recognizes the top point guards in men's college basketball. The original watch list of 35 candidates was narrowed down to the below list of 17 by a national committee.

"The 17 athletes on this list represent the most dedicated and skillful point guards in college basketball," said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. "They exhibit many of the characteristics that made Mr. Cousy such a successful player and we are pleased to be recognizing them for their accomplishments as well as to thank College of the Holy Cross for their sponsorship support."

Rozier leads the team and ranks third in the ACC in scoring with 18.0 points per game. He ranks fourth in the conference in steals with 1.9 per game, and is second on the team in rebounding with a 5.5 per game average. He is just one of two players in the ACC to rank among the top 10 in the ACC in scoring, steals and free throw percentage. Rozier contributed performances of at least 20 points and five rebounds in six of Louisville's last eight games. He scored 22 points and collected 10 rebounds to record his first career double-double in an overtime victory over North Carolina on Jan. 31. He achieved his second career double-double on Feb. 11, when he contributed 22 points and 10 rebounds to a Louisville victory over Pittsburgh. He has scored double figures in 24 of Louisville's 26 games this season.

Bob Cousy played for Holy Cross from 1946-1950 winning an NCAA Championship in 1947. He was named a Consensus First-Team All-American in 1950. His success continued at the professional level as a six-time NBA Champion (1957, 1959-1963), NBA Most Valuable Player (1957) and 13-time NBA All-Star (1951-63). In 1996, he was named a member of the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. 


The current list of 17 finalists for the 2015 Bob Cousy Award presented by College of the Holy Cross will be narrowed down to five players by early March. The final five players in contention for the award will then be presented to the Hall of Fame's selection committee comprised of top college basketball personnel. The winner of the 2015 Bob Cousy Award presented by College of the Holy Cross will be presented at ESPN's new College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy's from Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, April 10, 2015. The Awards will be televised live on ESPN2 at 8:00pm EST.

Previous winners of the Bob Cousy Award include Shabazz Napier, Connecticut (2014), Trey Burke, Michigan (2013), Kendall Marshall, North Carolina (2012), Kemba Walker, Connecticut (2011), Greivis Vasquez, Maryland (2010), Ty Lawson, North Carolina (2009), DJ Augustin, Texas (2008), Acie Law, Texas A & M (2007), Dee Brown, Illinois (2006), Raymond Felton, North Carolina (2005) and Jameer Nelson, St. Joseph's (2004).

For more information on the 2015 Bob Cousy Award presented by College of the Holy Cross, log onto www.CousyAward.com.

2015 Bob Cousy Award presented by College of the Holy Cross 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
Romelo 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
Kyle Collinsworth, BYU