For the second-straight year, Zack Rosen is up for the Bob Cousy Award. Rosen is up against 64 other point guards throughout the country, including locals Tyreek Duran (La Salle) and Maalik Wayns (Villanova).
PGs from several Ivy schools made the list as well — Columbia's Brian Barbour, Cornell's Chris Wroblewski and Harvard's Brandyn Curry. Check the full list here.
Star point guard and junior Zack Rosen was named one of 66 candidates for the Bob Cousy Award today. The award is given annually to the best point guard in any division of men's college basketball.
Rosen is surely a longshot for the award, which was awarded to the likes of Greivis Vasquez (Maryland) and Ty Lawson (North Carolina) the past two years. But to be nominated in that vein is a testament to 2009-10 all-Ivy player's talents and efforts.
The field of 66 will be narrowed to 20 on January 3rd (when Rosen and Penn take on Kentucky), and then again to 10 and again to five finalists by March. Cornell's Chris Wroblewski is the only other Ivy League guard nominated.
Big 5 Nominees include Corey Fisher (Villanova) and Juan Fernandez (Temple). And those Big 5 buffs out there will remember that St. Joseph's guard Jameer Nelson took the inaugural award in 2004.
For those unfamiliar with the award (from the Cousy Award website): "The selection criteria emphasize leadership, team work, success, and fundamentals as being critical parts for the game of basketball as a point guard."
The entire list of nominees follows after the jump.