Wroten, Gaddy Among 2012 Bob Cousy Award Candidates
Dec. 19, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts announced today the candidates for the 2012 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, and Huskies Abdul Gaddy and Tony Wroten were among the almost 60 candidates nominated.
The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in college basketball.
Gaddy, a junior from Tacoma, Wash., is averaging 9.3 points and 4.9 assists per game. He currently leads the Pac-12 and ranks 18th nationally in assist to turnover ratio at 2.9 (49 assists, 17 turnovers). He is also third in the Pac-12 and 68th nationally in assists per game.
Wroten, a true freshman out of Garfield HS in Seattle, is second among all Pac-12 scorers with 16.4 points per game. He also is fourth in steals at 1.7 per game. On Friday night vs. UC Santa Barbara, Wroten tied a UW freshman record with 27 points and overall has scored 20 or more in three-straight games.
This original list of candidates will be narrowed down to a final 20 by January 1, final 10 by February 1, and a final five by March 1. A premier Selection Committee will be 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 2012 Bob Cousy Award will be presented at the Hall of Fame's Class Announcement on Championship Monday in New Orleans 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) and last year's recipient Kemba Walker (Connecticut). For more information on the 2012 Bob Cousy, log onto www.CousyAward.com.
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