Texas Basketball: Taylor Named to Bob Cousy Award Preseason Watch List | Horns Illustrated

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. —University of Texas sophomore Isaiah Taylor is one of 36 players named to the preseason watch list of candidates for the 2015 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday afternoon. The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in men’s college basketball.

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Taylor, who earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and Big 12 All-Newcomer Team honors last year, led the team in assists (4.0 apg) and ranked second in scoring (12.7 ppg) while averaging a team-best 30.1 minutes per contest in 2013-14.

The watch list of candidates will be narrowed down to a final 20 in early February and then a final five by early March. A premier Selection Committee has been appointed by the Hall of Fame to review the candidates in contention for the nation’s top collegiate point guard award. The committee is made up of top college basketball personnel, including members of the media, head coaches, media relations contacts and Hall of Famers.

The Cousy Award winner will be presented the award on Championship Monday in Indianapolis at the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 Announcement and Press Conference. Former Texas All-American D.J. Augustin won the Cousy Award in 2007-08. For more information on the 2015 Cousy Award, log onto: http://www.CousyAward.com.

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