Craft Chosen As Finalist For Cousy Award

Ohio State senior Aaron Craft has been named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, which goes to the top point guard in college basketball.

It's a big day for Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft.

Not only is it Pi Day, the annual celebration of the mathematical constant that he can recite well beyond the average human, but the Findlay, Ohio, native has been chosen as one of six finalists for this year's Bob Cousy Award, given to the top point guard in the country by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

LINK: Ohio State Legacy: Aaron Craft

"The Cousy Award screening committee took on the tough job of choosing from many talented point guards to determine this list of six players who represent the leadership skills that Bob Cousy exhibited," said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. "Each of these candidates has consistently proven that they are worthy of this prestigious award."

"It was a tough process to narrow down the list of already exceptional point guards to only six, but these six men deserve to be fighting for the award and recognized as some of the greatest point guards in college basketball," said Ken Kaufman, Chair of the Bob Cousy Award and former president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). "We are excited to see what these six can do for the remainder of the season and recognize the winner at the Final Four."

Craft, who is featured in this Ohio State career timeline, was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year for the second time this season after leading the league with 2.6 steals per game. His 4.6 assists per game placed third, and he is OSU's career leader in both of those stats.

The full list of candidates:
Kyle Anderson, UCLA
Aaron Craft, Ohio State University
Tyler Ennis, Syracuse University
Shabazz Napier, University of Connecticut
Marcus Paige, University of North Carolina
Fred VanVleet, Wichita State University

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