Taylor Named Cousy Award Candidate

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Senior guard Tyshawn Taylor has been named a candidate for the Bob Cousy Award it was announced Monday morning. The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in college basketball. Almost 60 candidates have been nominated for the 2012 Bob Cousy Award.

The Hoboken, N.J., native was one of 20 finalists for the award last season. So far through the first nine games of the 2011-12 season, Tyshawn Taylor is second on the team in scoring at 15.9 points per game and he leads the team in assists with 4.7 per game. Taylor is coming off a career-high 13 assist-game against the second-ranked team in the country, Ohio State, on Dec. 10, a game in which KU defeated the Buckeyes, 78-67.
 
Earlier this season, Taylor became the 54th Jayhawk to reach 1,000 career points. He continues to climb the all-time assists, points and wins ladder during his final season wearing a Kansas uniform.
 
This original list of candidates will be narrowed down to a final 20 by Jan. 1, final 10 by Feb. 1 and final five by March 1. A premier Selection Committee will be appointed by the Hall of Fame to review the final five candidates in contention for the nation's top collegiate point guard award. These 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 2012 Bob Cousy Award will be presented at the Hall of Fame's Class Announcement on Championship Monday, April 2, in New Orleans as part of NCAA Final Four weekend.

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