North Carolina Basketball: Kendall Marshall wins Bob Cousy Award

From the official site of North Carolina Athletics came word yesterday that sophomore Kendall Marshall, who averaged 9.75 assists per game for a total of 351 for the whole season, won the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s top point guard. The young man, who helped lead the Tar Heels to a 32-6 record, becomes the third player from Carolina to win this award since its first edition in 2004.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today announced that Kendall Marshall from the University of North Carolina is the winner of the 2012 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award. This annual honor is given to college basketball’s top point guard and is named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtics guard Bob Cousy. Marshall is the third Tar Heel to win the award, joining Raymond Felton (2005) and Ty Lawson (2009).

The interesting part about all of this is that when you listen to the so-called experts they are always talking about Kentucky and their guard play, but yet in the nine years that this award has been handed out three times it has gone to players that played in Chapel Hill. However this rant of mine will be for another discussion. For now let me say congratulations to the young man that joins a list of excellent floor generals to have won this award.