Kriisa Named To Cousy Award Preseason Watch List
TUCSON, Ariz. - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 20 watch-list candidates for the 2023 Bob Cousy Award on Monday and Arizona's junior point guard Kerr Kriisa was among the honorees.
Named after Class of 1971 Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob Cousy, the annual honor, now in its 20th year, recognizes the top point guard in Division I men's college basketball. A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates.
Kriisa led the Pac-12 in assists during the 2021-22 season and helped the Wildcats lead the nation in assists per game. He was also posted an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.15, which was among the best in the conference and the country. The native of Estonia averaged 9.7 points, 4.2 assists, 2.5 rebounds and shot 81.6% from the free throw line. On Feb. 24, he posted the 10th triple-double in Arizona history by going for 21 points (7-10 3FG), 10 rebounds and 10 assists at Utah.
Fans are encouraged to participate in Fan Voting, presented by Dell Technologies, in each of the three rounds starting on October 28. In late January, the watch list of 20 players for the 2023 Bob Cousy Award will be narrowed to 10, and then in late February to just 5. In March, the five finalists will be presented to Cousy and the Hall of Fame's selection committee where a winner will be selected.
The winner of the 2023 Bob Cousy Award will be presented on a to be determined date, along with the other four members of the Men's Starting Five. Additional awards being presented include the Jerry West Award (Shooting Guard), Julius Erving Award (Small Forward), Karl Malone (Power Forward) and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award (Center), in addition to the Women's Starting Five.
Previous winners of the Bob Cousy Award include Collin Gillespie, Villanova (2022), Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois (2021), Ja Morant, Murray State (2019), Jalen Brunson, Villanova (2018), Trey Burke, Michigan (2013), Kendall Marshall, North Carolina (2012), Kemba Walker, Connecticut (2011) and Jameer Nelson, St. Joseph's (2004).
For more information on the 2023 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award and the latest updates, visit hoophallawards.com and follow @hoophall and #CousyAward on Twitter and Instagram.
2023 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award Preseason List
|Wendell Green, Jr.||Auburn|
|Isaiah Stevens||Colorado State|
|Antonie Davis||Detroit Mercy|
|Caleb Love||North Carolina|
|Max Adams||Oral Roberts|
|Yuri Collins||St. Louis|
|Mike Miles, Jr.||TCU|