Carter-Williams is named a Cousy Award finalist; locals earn NEPSAC boys' hoops awards
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the final five candidates in consideration for the 2013 Bob Cousy Award, including former St. Andrew's School standout and current Syracuse University player Michael Carter-Williams. The award is given annually to college basketball’s top point guard and is named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtics guard Bob Cousy.
An original list of 80 candidates was trimmed down by a nationally based committee to 20, down to 10 and now five candidates remain in consideration for one of college basketball’s most prestigious awards. The 2013 Bob Cousy Award "Final Five" are Marcus Smart Oklahoma State University, Matthew Dellavedova Saint Mary’s College, Carter-Williams, Shane Larkin University of Miami and Trey Burke University of Michigan.
“These five players truly represent the elite in college basketball,” said John L. Doleva, P resident and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “The Cousy Award screening committee has worked diligently to narrow the candidates down to just five candidates. We look forward to honoring the winner in Atlanta over Final Four Weekend."
"All five of these players have shown a great deal of determination and leadership throughout this year’s basketball season ,” said Ken Kaufman, Chair of the Bob Cousy Award and former president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). “ They have all separated themselves from the initial list of 80 candidates and we look forward to recognizing the winner that truly represents Bob Cousy’s work ethic and skill.”
Each of the final five candidates in contention for the award will be presented to Mr. Cousy and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. The Hall of Fame committee is made up of top college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, Sports Information Directors and Hall of Famers. The winner of the 2013 Bob Cousy Award will be present ed at the Hall of Fame’s Class Announcement on Championship Monday in Atlanta as part of NCAA Final Four weekend. Previous winners of the Bob Cousy Award have included Jameer Nelson (St. Joseph’s), Raymond Felton (North Carolina), Dee Brown (Illinois), Acie Law (Texas A&M), DJ Augustin (Texas), Ty Lawson (North Carolina), Greivis Vasquez (Maryland), Kemba Walker (Connecticut) and last year’s recipient Kendall Marshall (North Carolina). For more information on the 2013 Bob Cousy , log onto www.CousyAward.com.
The NEPSAC Class AA coaches have released their list of award winners for the 2012-13 boys' basketball season, including Player of the Year Senior, Wayne Selden of Tilton School (NH). Portsmouth native and Butler University-bound Andrew Chrabascz along with St. Andrew's Junior, forward Bonzie Colson joined Selden on the All-Class AA first team.
The rest of the awards are as follows:
Coach of Year Andrew Vitale-Marianapolis Prep School (CT)
All-Class AA First Team: Rene Castro-Worcester Academy (MA) Senior, Wayne Selden-Tilton School (NH) Senior, Andrew Chrabacz-Cushing Academy (MA) Senior, Bonzie Colson-St. Andrew’s School (RI) Junior, Malik Abu-Kimball Union Academy (NH) Junior, Kaleb Joseph-Cushing Academy (MA) Junior,
All-Class AA Second Team: Devon Thomas-Kimball Union Academy (NH) Senior, Michael Mallory-Marianapolis Prep School (CT) Senior, Matt Mobley-Worcester Academy (MA) Senior, Jalen Adams-Cushing Academy (MA) Sophomore Daquein McNeil-Vermont Academy (VT) Senior, Goodluck Okonoboh-Wilbraham & Monson Academy (MA) Junior,
All-Class AA Third Team: Sammy Mojica-Brimmer & May School (MA) Junior, Henry Bolton-St. Andrew’s School (RI) Junior, Adrian Oliveira-Brimmer & May School (MA) Senior, Roland Nyama-Holderness School (NH) Senior, Richard Williams-Vermont Academy (VT) Senior, Darryl Reynolds-Worcester Academy (MA) Senior,
All-Class AA Honorable Mention: Jalen Myrie-Lawrence Academy (MA) Junior, Daquan Sampson-Lawrence Acadey (MA) Senior, Marcel Pettway-Wilbraham & Monson Academy (MA) Junior, Kerem Kanter-Wilbraham & Monson Academy (MA) Senior, Kamali Bey-Wilbraham & Monson Academy (MA) Senior, Tom Hunt-St. Andrew's School (RI) Junior, Tim Reale-St. Andrew’s School (RI) Senior, Jacob Clark-Christian Heritage School (CT) Senior, Devin Gilligan-Kimball Union Academy (NH) Senior, Bobby Ahearn-Marianapolis Prep School (CT) Junior, Greg Senat-Marianapolis Prep School (CT) Senior, Austin Carter-Master’s School (CT) Senior, Donte Gittens-Master’s School (CT) Senior, John Powell-Brimmer & May School (MA) Senior, Edward Ogundeko-Proctor Academy (NH) Junior, Phabian Glasco-MacDuffie School (MA) Senior, Josh Wilchombe-MacDuffie School (MA) Senior, Demetri Flores-Vermont Academy (VT) Junior, Chester Victor-Tilton School (NH) Senior, John Joseph-Tilton School (NH) Junior, Terrance Mann-Tilton School (NH) Sophomore, Aaron Falzon-St. Mark’s School (MA) Sophomore.