Final Five Candidates Announced for 2017 Bob Cousy Award

Fan voting to open Friday, March 10 on

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the five finalists for the 2017 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award presented by College of the Holy Cross. Named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob Cousy, the annual honor now in its fourteenth year recognizes the top point guards in men’s division one college basketball. A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel narrowed the original watch list of 20 candidates down to 10 and now the final five.

“The Cousy Award is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious awards in all of college basketball,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “To win this award puts a young man in tremendous company and the five finalists our committee has identified have certainly set themselves apart during their 2016-17 campaign. We encourage fans to support their favorite finalist by voting online in the coming weeks.”

The winner of the 2017 Bob Cousy Award will be presented at ESPN’s College Basketball Awards, presented by Wendy’s, live from The Novo by Microsoft in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, April 7, 2017. The Awards will be televised live on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. EST.

To learn more about the finalists, as well as the history of the Bob Cousy Award and the career of Bob Cousy ’50, please visit the Bob Cousy Award page on Additional information on the award may be found from the Naismith Hall of Fame at

2017 Bob Cousy Award presented by College of the Holy Cross Finalists

  • Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga
  • Frank Mason, Kansas
  • Joel Berry II, North Carolina
  • Lonzo Ball, UCLA
  • Jalen Brunson, Villanova

The winner of the 2017 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award presented by College of the Holy Cross will be determined by a combination of fan votes and input from the Basketball Hall of Fame’s selection committee. Fans are encouraged to visit to cast their votes March 10-24.