Three Big 12 guards — including TCU’s Mike Miles Jr. — are on the watch list for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s best point guard.
Miles is joined by Oklahoma’s Grant Sherfield and Texas’ Tyrese Hunter.
Miles is the only player of the three returning to the team he played for last season.
Last season, Miles was All-Big 12 Second Team and All-Big 12 Tournament team as he was the only player in the Big 12 to finish in the top six in points and assists. Ranked fifth in the Big 12 in scoring with 15.2 per game and sixth in the Big 12 with 3.8 assists per game. He enters this season as the Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year.
Sherfield transferred to Oklahoma from Nevada. Last season he averaged 19.1 points, 6.39 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game as he earned All-Mountain West Third-Team honors. He left Nevada as a member of the program’s 1,000-point club.
Hunter transferred to Texas from Iowa State. Last season he was the Big 12 Freshman of the Year and was All-Big 12 Defensive Team. He helped Iowa State to the Sweet 16 after a two-loss season. He led the Cyclones in assists (4.9 apg) and steals (71) and ranked second in scoring (11.0 ppg) and minutes (32.1 mpg).
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).
2023 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award Watch List
Jahvon Quinerly, Alabama
Caleb Love, North Carolina
Kerr Kriisa, Arizona
Grant Sherfield, Oklahoma
Wendell Green Jr., Auburn
Max Abmas, Oral Roberts
Isaiah Stevens, Colorado State
Will Richardson, Oregon
Ryan Nembhard, Creighton
Yuri Collins, St. Louis
Antoine Davis, Detroit Mercy
Mike Miles, Jr., TCU
Jeremy Roach, Duke
Tyrese Hunter, Texas
Sahvir Wheeler, Kentucky
Jordan Walker, UAB
Darius McGhee, Liberty
Tyger Campbell, UCLA
Kendric Davis, Memphis
Kihei Clark, Virginia
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