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Jahvon Quinerly named to 2019 Bob Cousy Award preseason watch list

The Freshman Wildcat is one of 20 point guards to be on the lookout for.

Jahvon Quinerly at Villanova’s Hoops Mania
Ryan Bowman

On Monday afternoon, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced its preseason watch list for the Bob Cousy Award, an accolade given to the top point guard in men’s college basketball.

The award is named after Cousy, who is also known as the “Houdini of the Hardwood.” He played college basketball at Holy Cross, where he was a three-time All-American and a NCAA champion in 1947. He went on to be drafted third overall in the 1950 NBA Draft and would gain a reputation of being one of the top playmakers in the league, leading the NBA in dimes for eight straight seasons. Along the way, he would team up with Bill Russell and Boston would see the Cousy-Russell tandem lead the way to six NBA championships when they were together.

Cousy was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1971, and this award has been given out since 2004.

Following in Jalen Brunson’s footsteps last season, freshman point guard Jahvon Quinerly heads into a season where he will attempt to be the second Wildcat to win the vaulted award.

The BIG EAST is also represented by Marquette’s Markus Howard and St. John’s Shamorie Ponds.

2019 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award Candidates

Jared Harper, Auburn

Ky Bowman, Boston College

Tre Jones, Duke

Josh Perkins, Gonzaga

Devon Dotson, Kansas

Tremont Waters, LSU

Markus Howard, Marquette

Jon Elmore, Marshall

Cassius Winston, Michigan State

Cody Martin, Nevada

Ahmad Carver, Old Dominion

Payton Pritchard, Oregon

Carsen Edwards, Purdue

Shamorie Ponds, St. John’s

Alex Robinson, TCU

Jordan Bone, Tennessee

Jaylen Hands, UCLA

Jahvon Quinerly, Villanova

Ty Jerome, Virginia

Justin Robinson, Virginia Tech