Chris Warren Named Candidate For Cousy Award

Dec. 20, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Ole Miss senior Chris Warren has been named one of 66 candidates for the 2011 Bob Cousy Award, which goes to nation's top point guard.

A native of Orlando, Fla., Warren was one of 20 finalists for the award last season. He is once again among the Southeastern Conference leaders in scoring and assists this year. He has recently moved into the top 10 on the all-time Ole Miss scoring chart and is poised to break the school's three-point record sometime in the next few games.

The award is given annually by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. It is named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy.

"The Hall of Fame is proud to once again work with Mr. Cousy and to present one of college basketball's most coveted awards," said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. "This list represents a wide range of college basketball's top players and we look forward to honoring the legacy of Mr. Cousy with this year's award winner."

"Bob is one of the great players in the history of basketball and his point guard ability was well ahead of his time," said Ken Kauffman, Chair of the Bob Cousy Award. "This award recognizes his incredible talents from the past while also honoring the best in today's game. We look forward to honoring this year's award winner come April."

Other players from the SEC on the candidate list are South Carolina's Bruce Ellington and Kentucky's Brandon Knight.

This original list of candidates will be narrowed down to a final 20 by Jan. 3, a final 10 by Feb. 3 and a final five by March 3. A Hall of Fame appointed screening committee will be narrowing down the candidates from 20 to 10 to five prior to a Blue Ribbon Selection Committee evaluating the final five candidates and ultimately choosing the winner.

Both of the Hall of Fame committees are made up of top college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, Sports Information Directors and Hall of Famers.

The winner of the 2011 Bob Cousy Award will be presented at the Hall of Fame's Class Announcement on Monday, April 4, in Houston as part of NCAA Final Four weekend.

 

 

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