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Gators' Erving Walker among 20 candidates remaining for Bob Cousy Award



Florida senior guard Erving Walker is among 20 candidates still vying for the Bob Cousy Award, which is given to the nation's top collegiate point guard, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced.

The award is named in honor of the legendary former Boston Celtics and Hall of Fame guard.

Walker made the cut from more than 60 candidates who were selected by a Hall of Fame-appointed, nationally-based committee.

“This list of 20 candidates consists of college basketball’s elite point guards,” said John L. Doleva, President & CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  “Through the first few months of the season, these floor generals have demonstrated incredible leadership, court vision and toughness that epitomize the legacy of Mr. Cousy.”

The current list will be narrowed to 10 players in early February and five finalists will be chosen by early March. The winner will be awarded at the Hall of Fame’s class announcement on Monday, April 2, in New Orleans as part of NCAA Final Four weekend.

Here is the updated list of final 20 candidates:

Pierre Jackson, Baylor

Shabazz Napier, UConn

Ray McCallum, Detroit

Seth Curry, Duke

Erving Walker, Florida

Scott Machado, Iona

Casper Ware, Long Beach State

Peyton Siva, Louisville

Trey Burke, Michigan

Dee Bost, Mississippi State

Phil Pressey, Missouri

Kendall Marshall, North Carolina

Aaron Craft, Ohio State

D.J. Cooper, Ohio

Zack Rosen, Pennsylvania

Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh

Scoop Jardine, Syracuse

Damian Lillard, Weber State

Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin

Tu Holloway, Xavier

[Last modified: Thursday, January 5, 2012 10:50am]


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