SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the 20 watch list candidates for the 2018 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award. Among the 20 candidates was Duke freshman Trevon Duval, who was a consensus top 10 recruit, and number 1 point guard prospect, for the Blue Devils’ incoming freshman class. The 6-3 2017 McDonald’s All-American selection averaged 16.2 points and 7.7 assists at IMG Academy as a senior in high school.
Named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob Cousy, the annual honor now in its fifteenth year recognizes the top point guards in Division I men’s college basketball. A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates.
“These twenty student-athletes truly represent the best in the college game today and we are eager to see what they will achieve in the 2017-18 season,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “They exhibit many of the characteristics that made Bob Cousy a tremendous player and floor general and we are pleased to be recognizing them.”
Bob Cousy played for Holy Cross from 1946-1950 winning an NCAA Championship in 1947.