On Tuesday, the Bob Cousy Award watch list was revealed, which is the award given annually to the country’s best point guard. The watch list has 46 names on it and will be cut to 20 in February, and then to five in March. Michigan’s Trey Burke won the award last year.
Of the list of 46 names, four of them are point guards that reside in the Big East. Those being:
- Markel Starks, Georgetown
- Kris Dunn, Providence
- Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova
- Semaj Christon, Xavier
Christon, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, was the A-10 Rookie of the Year last year and is on the Preseason All-Big East First Team. He is probably the favorite of this group of four to advance the furthest in being considered for the award. He averaged 15.2 PPG and 4.6 APG as a freshman.
Starks, a 6-foot-2 senior, also finds himself on the Preseason All-Big East First Team. He’s the lone senior of this group of four, and could benefit from his team’s success as Georgetown was picked to finish second in the Big East by the coaches. He averaged 12.8 PPG and 3.0 APG as a junior.
Dunn, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, has the potential to be the player that makes the biggest leap in the Big East from one year to the next. Last year Dunn was caught in a time share with Vincent Council, but this year he will have the point guard duties all to himself. He averaged 5.7 PPG and 3.2 APG as a freshman.
Arcidiacono, a 6-foot-3 sophomore, was selected for the Preseason All-Big East Second Team after a solid freshman campaign last year. He’s a high volume shooter and the Wildcats will need him to improve his efficiency over last season if they are to compete for a Big East championship. He averaged 11.9 PPG and 3.5 APG as a freshman.