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Ty Jerome named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award

Plus, Coach Bennett updates Ty’s injury.

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Virginia Basketball’s third year point guard Ty Jerome made the cut to be a Top 10 selection for the Bob Cousy Award. The prestigious honor goes to the nation’s top point guard annually.

John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame, said this of the award and nominees in the accompanying press conference:

“For more than fifteen years, the Cousy Award has recognized the top collegiate point guard annually, forming a fraternity of honorees who have gone on to have tremendous success in the game. The ten players on this list exhibit many of the characteristics that made Bob Cousy a world-class point guard and they should be proud to be recognized for their efforts at this juncture in the season.”

Ty is in the midst of a great season, averaging a career-high 13.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, five assists, and 1.6 steals per game. He is currently third in the ACC with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.7 and is shooting 41% behind the arc.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins, LSU’s Tremont Waters, Marquette’s Markus Howard, Michigan State’s Cassius Winston, Murray State’s Ja Morant, Nevada’s Cody Martin, Purdue’s Carsen Edwards, Tennessee’s Jordan Bone, and Va Tech’s Justin Robinson join Jerome on the list of 10 finalists.

The award winner will be announced Friday, April 12 in Los Angeles at The College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s.

Jerome, who missed the Miami game with back issues, has been improving per Coach Bennett.

It’s still unknown if he will be available for Saturday when No. 2 Duke comes to JPJ. GameDay will be on location, with doors opening at 9:30am. Tip off is at 6pm and will be televised by ESPN.