Feb. 17, 2014
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State basketball senior guard Keith Appling has been named a finalist for the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, as announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday, Feb. 17. He is one of 23 final candidates up for the award that will be presented on Championship Monday as part of the NCAA Final Four weekend.
Appling, who was named the MVP of the 2013 Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic, is also on the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25, the Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List and a finalist for the Naismith Trophy. He currently ranks second in the Big Ten in assists (4.7 apg) and assist to turnover ratio (2.4). Appling also leads the conference with four games in which he’s tallied at least 20 points and seven assists.
Named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, the annual award recognizes the top point guards in men’s college basketball. The current list of 23 finalists for the award will be narrowed down to five players by early March. The final five players in contention will be presented to Mr. Cousy and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee made up of media members, head coaches, Hall of Famers and Sports Information Directors.
Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18 through Monday, March 10, fans can vote for the top point guard in college basketball at www.cousyaward.com beginning at 10 a.m. ET.