Baylor men’s basketball senior Pierre Jackson has been selected as one of 20 watch list finalists for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award. JThis is Jackson’s second year on the list as he was one of 11 finalists for the award in his debut season in Waco last year.
The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in men’s college basketball. According to the award’s website, “The selection criteria emphasize leadership, team work, success, and fundamentals as being critical parts for the game of basketball as a point guard.”
Jackson, one of two Big 12 Conference players on the final watch list of 20 players, leads the Big 12 and ranks 21st nationally with 19.8 points per game, and he ranks second in the Big 12 and 19th nationally with 6.3 assists per game. He is the nation’s only player ranked in the top 25 in both scoring and assists per game.
The watch list of candidates will be narrowed down to a final 10 in early February, and the final five will be selected in March. The winners of the 2013 Bob Cousy Award will be presented at the Hall of Fame’s Class Announcement on Championship Monday in Atlanta as part of NCAA Final Four weekend. -- Savannah Pullin