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Mike Miles, Markquis Nowell On Bob Cousy Top 10 List

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Texas

Two Big 12 guards —TCU’s Mike Miles Jr. and Kansas State’s Markquis Nowell — are on the Bob Cousy Award Top 10 List, the award given to the nation’s best point guard.

Miles and Nowell are the only Big 12 players on the list. Oklahoma’s Grant Sherfield and Texas’ Tyrese Hunter were on the original watch list but dropped off on Monday.

Miles is out due to injury right now. In his third season at TCU, Miles is averaging 18.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game. The No. 17 Horned Frogs will face No. 12 Kansas State on Tuesday.  

 

Nowell, in his second season at Kansas State and in his fifth year in college basketball, is averaging 16.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 2.3 steals per game going into Tuesday’s contest.

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 Top 10

Max Abmas, Oral Roberts

Souley Boum, Xavier

Tyger Campbell, UCLA

Yuri Collins, St. Louis

Antoine Davis, Detroit Mercy

Kendric Davis, Memphis

Tyler Kolek, Marquette

Mike Miles Jr., TCU

Markquis Nowell, Kansas State

Jalen Pickett, Penn State

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