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Kihei Clark named to 2021 Bob Cousy Award Watch List

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NCAA Basketball: Louisville at Virginia Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today its 20 watch list candidates for the 2021 Bob Cousy Award, honoring the country’s top point guard for the year. The Virginia CavaliersKihei Clark made the list as one of just two ACC players to be honored—Florida State’s Scottie Barnes is the other.

This is the second time Clark has made the Award’s watch list after having made the 2020 preseason list as well. Last year’s winner was Oregon’s Payton Pritchard.

Clark finished last season with an average of 10.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 5.9 assists. He was named to the All-ACC Third Team. He shot 37.5 percent both from the field and from beyond the three-point line, and was second in the ACC in free throw percentage at 87.6%. He was also third in the ACC in assists (5.9) and ninth in his assist-to-turnover ratio (1.7).

The list will be narrowed down to 10 in late January, and again narrowed to five in February. Fans are encouraged to vote online in each of the three rounds.

The full list of candidates—which can change throughout the course of the season—is below.

2021 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award Candidates*

Remy Martin - Arizona State
Jared Butler - Baylor
McKinley Wright IV - Colorado
Marcus Zegarowski - Creighton
Jalen Crutcher - Dayton
Scottie Barnes - Florida State
Jalen Suggs - Gonzaga
Ayo Dosunmu - Illinois
Marcus Garrett - Kansas
Javonte Smart - LSU
Cade Cunningham - Oklahoma State
Colbey Ross - Pepperdine
Fatts Russell - Rhode Island
Jacob Gilyard - Richmond
Geo Baker - Rutgers
Bryce Aiken - Seton Hall
Matt Coleman III - Texas
Collin Gillespie - Villanova
Kihei Clark - Virginia
D’Mitrik Trice - Wisconsin

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