Smart Named Finalist for Cousy Award

Marcus Smart ranks among the top 15 in nine Big 12 statistical categories.

Marcus Smart ranks among the top 15 in nine Big 12 statistical categories.

Jan. 10, 2013

Stillwater, Okla. — Marcus Smart, a freshman on the Oklahoma State men's basketball team, has been named a finalist for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, it was announced today by the National Basketball Hall of Fame.

"This list embodies 20 of the nation's most elite and dominant point guards in college basketball," said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. "The Hall of Fame is honored to celebrate these feats, as we move forward to the latter stages of the selection process."

Smart is averaging 14.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game this season, and is the only player in the Big 12 Conference to rank among the top-15 in nine different statistical categories. He is also the only true freshman on the list of 20 finalists for the Cousy Award.

An original list of 80 candidates was trimmed down by a nationally based committee. The current listing of 20 finalists will be narrowed down to 10 players in early February and then down to five players by early March. The final five players in contention for the award will be presented to Mr. Cousy and the Hall of Fame's selection committee. The winner will be presented at the Hall of Fame's Class Announcement on Championship Monday in Atlanta as part of NCAA Final Four weekend.

A complete list of the 2013 Bob Cousy Award Finalists:

Keith Appling, Michigan State



Lorenzo Brown, N.C. State

Trey Burke, Michigan

Isaiah Canaan, Murray State

Jahii Carson, Arizona State

Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse

Quinn Cook, Duke

D.J. Cooper, Ohio

Aaron Craft, Ohio State

Erick Green, Virginia Tech

Pierre Jackson, Baylor

Mark Lyons, Arizona

Ray McCallum, Detroit Mercy

Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga

Phil Pressey, Missouri

Peyton Siva, Louisville

Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State

Kendall Williams, New Mexico

Nate Wolters, South Dakota State

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