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Gonzaga's Pangos on Cousy Award List

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by Gonzaga Univ. Athletics

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.  – Gonzaga University junior Kevin Pangos is among the watch list of candidates for the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award as announced by The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

It's the second straight season Pangos has made the list.

The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in men's college basketball. This list was created by a committee of well-respected media members and influential people within college basketball from around the country.

"The Hall of Fame is proud to work with Mr. Cousy and honor the best point guards playing in college basketball right now," said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. "This list represents some of the top student athletes from across the country. We are truly honored to be a part of this award."

"The Bob Cousy Award promotes the values of leadership, determination, and teamwork, all skills needed not only on the hardwood but also in life," said Ken Kaufman, Chair of the Bob Cousy Award and former president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). "Mr. Cousy exemplified all of these traits, and continues to be an inspiration to basketball players on and off the court."

Pangos was an All-West Coast Conference selection a year ago, averaging 11.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg and a team-leading 3.3 assists/game. He had an assist-to-turnover margin of 2.3 The native of Holland Landing, Ontario, shot 41.7 percent from 3-point range on 78-for-187. He was the only player to start all 35 games a year ago.

This watch list of candidates will be narrowed down to a final 20 in early February, then final five by early March. A premier Selection Committee has been appointed by the Hall of Fame to review the candidates in contention for the nation's top collegiate point guard award.

This committee is made up of top college basketball personnel including members of the media, head coaches, media relations contacts and Hall of Famers. The Cousy Award winner will be presented the award on Championship Monday in Dallas at the Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 Announcement and Press Conference.

Previous winners of the Bob Cousy Award have included Jameer Nelson (St. Joseph's), Raymond Felton (North Carolina), Dee Brown (Illinois), Acie Law (Texas A & M), DJ Augustin (Texas), Ty Lawson (North Carolina), Greivis Vasquez (Maryland), Kemba Walker (Connecticut), Kendall Marshall (North Carolina) and last year's recipient Trey Burke (Michigan).

 

2014 Bob Cousy Award Watch List

Trevor Releford, University of Alabama

TJ McConnell, University of Arizona

Jahii Carson, Arizona State University

Derrick Marks, Boise State University

Walt Lemon, Jr., Bradley University

Justin Cobbs, University of California

Kyle Anderson, UCLA

Billy Baron Canisius, College

Spencer Dinwiddie, University of Colorado

Shabazz Napier, University of Connecticut

Quinn Cook Duke University

Brett Comer, Florida Gulf Coast University

Kasey Hill, University of Florida

Devon Bookert, Florida State University

Markel Starks, Georgetown University

Kevin Pangos Gonzaga University

Keifer Sykes, Green Bay

Siyani Chambers, Harvard University

Brandyn Curry, Harvard University

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana University

Jake Odum, Indiana State University

DeAndre Kane, Iowa State University

Andrew Harrison, University of Kentucky

Elfrid Payton, Lafayette University

Jason Brickman, LIU - Brooklyn

Anthony Ireland, Loyola Marymount University

Chris Jones, University of Louisville

Chaz Williams, University of Massachusetts

Michael Dixon, University of Memphis

Joe Jackson, University of Memphis

Keith Appling, Michigan State University

Jordan Clarkson, University of Missouri

Kendall Williams, University of New Mexico

Marcus Paige, University of North Carolina

Eric Atkins, University of Notre Dame

Aaron Craft, Ohio State University

Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State University

Dominic Artis, University of Oregon

Tim Frazier, Penn State University

Kris Dunn, Providence College

Tyler Ennis, Syracuse University

Preston Medlin, Utah State University

Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova University

Nigel Williams-Goss, University of Washington

Semaj Christon, Xavier University

Kendrick Perry, Youngstown St. University

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