One of the final 10 nominees for the nation’s top point guard resides in Baton Rouge.
LSU’s Tremont Waters was named as a semifinalist for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award.
The other nominees are: Jordan Bone (Tennessee), Carsen Edwards (Purdue), Markus Howard (Marquette), Ty Jerome (Virginia), Cody Martin(Nevada), Ja Morant (Murray State), Josh Perkins (Gonzaga), Justin Robinson (Virginia Tech) and Cassius Winston (Michigan State).
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The sophomore Waters averages 15.1 points overall and 19.4 points in SEC play. The 5-foot-11 guard is averaging 6.6 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.5 steals in SEC play.
Waters has been a big factor in No. 21 LSU’s 17-4 overall record and 7-1 record in conference play. As of Feb. 5, LSU is tied with Kentucky for second place in the SEC behind No. 1 Tennessee.
Waters and Bone are the only two SEC guards on the award list.
Waters ranks first in the SEC in steals per game (fifth in the nation). Waters is third in the SEC in assists, as well as No. 24 in the nation with four double-figure assist games.
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The Bob Cousy Award is in its 16th year and is given to the nation’s top Division I point guard. The award is named after Bob Cousy, a Hall of Fame point guard who played collegiately at Holy Cross and in the NBA for the Boston Celtics.
A national committee made up of prestigious college basketball personnel shortened a list of 20 candidates from the preseason watch list down to 10 players.
The five finalists will be selected in March prior to the winner being picked in April.
“For more than fifteen years, the Cousy Award has recognized the top collegiate point guard annually, forming a fraternity of honorees who have gone on to have tremendous success in the game,” President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame John L. Doleva said to LSU Sports.net. “The ten players on this list exhibit many of the characteristics that made Bob Cousy a world-class point guard and they should be proud to be recognized for their efforts at this juncture in the season.”