Brian Barbour Selected as Cousy Award Nominee
Barbour is averaging a team-best 14.1 points per game and dishing out 4.4 assists. He is also converting on 92.5-percent of his attempts from the foul line and leads the Ivy League with a 2.7/1 assist/turnover ratio. Barbour became the 25th Lion to eclipse 1,000 career points on Dec. 9 at American and is on pace to be the first player in program history to hit the century mark in scoring and record 300 career assists.
This watch list of candidates will be narrowed down to a final 20 around January 1st, final 10 near February 1st, and final five by approximately March 1st. A premier Selection Committee has been appointed by the Hall of Fame to review the final five candidates in contention for the nation's top collegiate point guard award. These Hall of Fame committees are made up of top college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, Sports Information Directors and Hall of Famers. The winner of the 2013 Bob Cousy Award will be presented at the Hall of Fame's Class Announcement on Championship Monday in Atlanta 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), Greivis Vasquez (Maryland), Kemba Walker (Connecticut) and last year's recipient Kendall Marshall (North Carolina). For more information on the 2013 Bob Cousy, log onto www.CousyAward.com.