Mizzou's Pressey named one of 12 finalists for Bob Cousy Award - KMOV.com

Mizzou's Pressey named one of 12 finalists for Bob Cousy Award

(Missouri Basketball App) – Missouri junior point guard Phill Pressey on Thursday was named one of 12 finalists for the 2013 Bob Cousy National Point Guard of the Year Award.

The honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, annually recognizes the top point guards in men’s college basketball.

Pressey leads the SEC and ranks 7th in the country in assists, averaging 7.2 per game. He needs seven more to pass Anthony Peeler’s 497 dimes for the most in Missouri history.

The third-year player already owns a school-record 12 double-figure assist games in his career.

Until March 7, fans can visit the Bob Cousy Award website to vote for who they think is the country’s best point guard. The player with the most fan votes will receive a vote toward the final committee vote.

The current 12 finalists will be narrowed down to five players on March 11. The final five players will then be presented to the Hall of Fame’s selection committee and the winner will be announced as part of Final Four weekend in Atlanta.

The rest of the finalists are as follows:

Keith Appling                                        Michigan State University

Lorenzo Brown                                     North Carolina State University

Trey Burke                                            University of Michigan

Aaron Craft                                          Ohio State University

Matthew Dellavadova                        Saint Mary’s College

Pierre Jackson                                      Baylor University

Shane Larkin                                        University of Miami

Phil Pressey                                          University of Missouri

Peyton Siva                                           University of Louisville

Marcus Smart                                       Oklahoma State University

Michael Carter-Williams                     Syracuse University

Nate Wolters                                        South Dakota State University

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