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Villanova’s Jalen Brunson named Cousy Award finalist

Brunson has been named as a finalist for the best point guard award.

NCAA Basketball: Villanova at Georgetown Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame released their list of the five finalists Monday morning and Villanova point guard Jalen Brunson has been named one of five finalists for the 2017 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award.

Joining the sophomore Brunson are point guards Joel Berry (North Carolina), Frank Mason III (Kansas), Lonzo Ball (UCLA), and Nigel Williams-Gross (Gonzaga).

The Lincolnshire, IL native has excelled this season, dishing 4.3 assists per game and adding 14.8 points.

The winner will be announced as part of ESPN’s College Basketball Awards show in April.

Watch Brunson’s sophomore year highlights.