Cassius Winston Selected as Candidate for Bob Cousy Award
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State sophomore men's basketball player Cassius Winston was named one of 10 candidates for the Bob Cousy Award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, this honor recognizes the top point guard in men's college basketball.
Winston has helped Michigan State, ranked No. 5 in the Associated Press poll and No. 4 in the USA Today Coaches poll, to a 22-3 overall record, including a 10-2 mark in Big Ten Conference action.
A starter in all 25 games, Winston is fourth on the team in scoring with 12.3 points per game and leads the team with 7.0 assists per game. He leads the Big Ten and ranks No. 9 in the country in assists. In addition, Winston ranks No. 2 in the country in 3-point field goal percentage, connecting on 53.1 percent of his shots from long distance.
Winston has scored in double figures 20 times this season, including a career-high 28 points in a win over UCONN during the PK80 Invitational. He was named the Most Valuable Player after averaging 15.0 points, 6.7 assist and 5.0 rebounds en route to the Spartans winning the Victory Bracket.
The list will be narrowed down to five finalists in early to mid-March. The winner of this award will be presented at the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show, live from the Novo by Microsoft in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday, April 6.