A pair of Big Ten players were named Monday to the watch list for the award handed out to college basketball’s best point guard.
Maryland’s Melo Trimble and Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig are among the 20 players on the Bob Cousy Award watch list.
The 20 watch list candidates for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard. pic.twitter.com/GNs1VJTEUQ
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Trimble opted to return to the Terrapins for his junior season after combining to average 15.5 points and 4.0 assists per game during his first two years. The 6-foot-3 guard helped Maryland go 27-9 and reach the Sweet 16 last season.
Koenig, meanwhile, saw his numbers jump last season as a junior. The Badgers point guard averaged 13.1 points and 2.4 assists last season. Koenig also knocked down 39 percent of his 3-point attempts and enters his senior season with 167 treys in his career.
The Bob Cousy Award, handed out by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, is designed to “continue both (Cousy’s) legacy and ensure that the best point guards in the collegiate game are appropriately recognized.”
The last Big Ten player to win the award was Michigan’s Trey Burke in 2013.