Shabazz Napier Is On Bob Cousy Award ‘Watch List’

by Categorized: Kemba Walker, Shabazz Napier, UConn men's basketball

Shabazz Napier is among the 45 point guards in the country to make the Bob Cousy Award “Watch List.”

The Cousy Award is presented to the nation’s top point guard in conjunction with the Hall of Fame in Springfield. The list will be cut to 20 in February, then to five in March and a winner chosen at the end of the season. Kemba Walker won the award in 2011.

Napier did not make the first cut last year, which seemed a curious at the time. This year, if he stays healthy and has the solid senior year everyone is expecting, he figures to be in the running down to the end.

Kris Dunn, from New London High, a sophomore at Providence, also made the list. Here is the entire 45, several of whom are on t he Huskies’ AAC and non-conference schedule this season:

Kyle Anderson, UCLA
Keith Appling, Michigan State
Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova
Dominic Artis, Oregon
Eric Atkins, Notre Dame
Billy Baron, Canisus
Devon Bookert, Florida State
Jason Brickman, Long Island-Brooklyn
Jahii Carson, Arizona State
Siyani Chambers, Harvard
Semaj Christon, Xavier
Jordan Clarkson, Missouri
Justin Cobbs, California
Brett Comer, Florida Gulf Coast
Quinn Cook, Duke
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Brandyn Curry, Harvard
Spencer Dinwiddie, Colorado
Michael Dixon, Memphis
Kris Dunn, Providence
Tyler Ennis, Syracuse
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Tim Frazier, Penn State
Andrew Harrison, Kentucky
Kasey Hill, Florida
Anthony Ireland, Loyola Marymount
Joe Jackson, Memphis
Chris Jones, Louisville
DeAndre Kane, Iowa State
Walt Lemon, Jr., Bradley
Derrick Marks, Boise State
TJ McConnell, Arizona
Preston Medlin, Utah State
Shabazz Napier, UConn
Jake Odum, Indiana State
Marcus Paige, North Carolina
Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga
Elfrid Payton, Lafayette
Kendrick Perry, Youngstown State

Trevor Releford, Alabama
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
Markel Starks, Georgetown
Chaz Williams, Massachusetts
Kendall Williams, New Mexico
Nigel Williams-Goss, Washington

And here is more on the Cousy Award

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