Delon Wright from the University of Utah is the recipient of the 2015 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award sponsored by College of the Holy Cross. Named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob Cousy ’50, the annual honor now in its 12th year recognizes the top point guards in men’s college basketball.
Wright was presented with the award earlier this evening during ESPN’s inaugural College Basketball Awards show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Hosted by ESPN’s Rece Davis and his College GameDay colleagues Jay Bilas and Jay Williams, the event was broadcast live on ESPN2.
Wright, a senior, compiled a career 1,022 points, 397 rebounds, 352 assists, 155 steals and 77 blocks at Utah. Wright was selected from an original watch list of 35 candidates. Other finalists for the award include T.J. McConnell, University of Arizona; Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga University; Tyus Jones, Duke University; and Fred VanVleet, Wichita State University.
Bob Cousy had an All-America career (1946-1950) at Holy Cross, leading the Crusaders to three NCAA tournaments and the 1947 title. He was named a Consensus First-Team All-American in 1950. His success continued at the professional level as a six-time NBA Champion (1957, 1959-1963), NBA Most Valuable Player (1957) and 13-time NBA All-Star (1951-63). In 1996, he was named a member of the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.
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