Bob Cousy Award

The Bob Cousy Award presented by The College of the Holy Cross (or Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award)[1] is an annual basketball award given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the top men's collegiate point guard. It is named after six-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion Bob Cousy, who played point guard for the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1963. Cousy won six championships with the Celtics.[2]

Bob Cousy Award
Given forThe nation's top male point guard in NCAA Division I basketball
CountryUnited States
Presented byThe College of the Holy Cross
First award2004
Most recentPayton Pritchard, Oregon
The award is named after Bob Cousy (left).

Annually, a list of players is nominated by college head coaches, members of College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), and members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). A screening committee of CoSIDA members reviews the nominations, and selects 16 players from each division (12 from National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, and two each from Division II and III). A selection committee appointed by the Hall then selects the winner. This 30-member committee is composed of Hall of Famers, head coaches, sports information directors, the media, and Cousy himself.[1][3]

When Maryland's Greivis Vásquez won the award in 2010, the Venezuelan became the first player born outside the U.S. to receive this award. The University of North Carolina has fielded the greatest number of award winners (3), with Raymond Felton winning the award in 2005, Ty Lawson receiving the honor in 2009 and Kendall Marshall winning in 2012.


Texas' D. J. Augustin is one of five sophomores to win the award, the other three being Kendall Marshall, Trey Burke, Tyler Ulis, and Ja Morant.
Connecticut's Kemba Walker won the award in 2011.
* Awarded a National Player of the Year award:
the Naismith College Player of the Year or the John R. Wooden Award
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Bob Cousy Award
Season Player School Class
2003–04 Jameer Nelson* Saint Joseph's Senior
2004–05 Raymond Felton North Carolina Junior
2005–06 Dee Brown Illinois Senior
2006–07 Acie Law Texas A&M Senior
2007–08 D. J. Augustin Texas Sophomore
2008–09 Ty Lawson North Carolina Junior
2009–10 Greivis Vásquez Maryland Senior
2010–11 Kemba Walker Connecticut Junior
2011–12 Kendall Marshall North Carolina Sophomore
2012–13 Trey Burke* Michigan Sophomore
2013–14 Shabazz Napier Connecticut Senior
2014–15 Delon Wright Utah Senior
2015–16 Tyler Ulis Kentucky Sophomore
2016–17 Frank Mason III* Kansas Senior
2017–18 Jalen Brunson*[4] Villanova Junior
2018–19 Ja Morant Murray State Sophomore
2019–20 Payton Pritchard Oregon Senior

Winners by schoolEdit

School Winners Years
North Carolina 3 2005, 2009, 2012
Connecticut 2 2011, 2014
Illinois 1 2006
Kansas 1 2017
Kentucky 1 2016
Maryland 1 2010
Michigan 1 2013
Murray State 1 2019
Oregon 1 2020
Saint Joseph's 1 2004
Texas 1 2008
Texas A&M 1 2007
Utah 1 2015
Villanova 1 2018

See alsoEdit

  • Nancy Lieberman Award – the counterpart to the Bob Cousy Award; given to the nation's top NCAA female point guard.


  • "Winners". Bob Cousy Award. Archived from the original on April 6, 2009. Retrieved May 4, 2009.
  1. ^ a b "Award Info". Bob Cousy Award. Archived from the original on February 8, 2009. Retrieved May 4, 2009.
  2. ^ "Bio: Bob Cousy". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved May 3, 2009.
  3. ^ "University of Texas Point Guard D.J. Augustin Selected Winner of 2008 Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. April 3, 2008. Archived from the original on July 5, 2008. Retrieved May 4, 2009.
  4. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (April 7, 2018). "Arizona's Ayton Wins Karl Malone Award". Arizona Daily Star. Tucson, Arizona. p. B004 – via

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