Baylor men’s basketball senior Pierre Jackson has been selected as one of 12 finalists for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, as announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Thursday.
The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Basketball Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guard in men’s college basketball.
Jackson, who was one of 11 finalists during his debut season at Baylor last year, is also one of only three players to be finalists in both 2012 and 2013. The initial watch list consisted of 85 players then was narrowed down to 20 before, again, being narrowed down to only 12.
Jackson, a Las Vegas, Nev., native, leads the Big 12 in points and assists per game. He ranks 21st nationally with 19.3 points per game and is tied for 22nd nationally with 6 assists per game – this makes Jackson the only player in the nation’s top 25 in both points and assists per game. He is on track to be the first player from power-6 conference to lead his league in both points and assists since Arizona’s Jason Terry in 1998-99.
In March, the list of candidates will be trimmed to only five. A selection committee has been appointed by the Hall of Fame to review the final five candidates in contention for the award. The winner 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.
2013 Bob Cousy Award Finalists
Keith Appling (Michigan State)
Lorenzo Brown (North Carolina State)
Trey Burke (Michigan)
Aaron Craft (Ohio State)
Matthew Dellavadova (Saint Mary’s)
Shane Larkin (Miami)
Phil Pressey (Missouri)
Peyton Siva (Louisville)
Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State)
Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse)
Nate Wolters (South Dakota State)