GARRITY ON THE WATCH LIST FOR BOB COUSY COLLEGIATE POINT GUARD OF THE YEAR AWARD
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State sophomore Dylan Garrity is among the watch list of candidates for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year award, it was announced today by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Garrity is among 68 candidates from around the nation to have an opportunity to win the award, and that watch list will be narrowed down to a final 20 around the New Year, final 10 on Feb. 1, and final five on March 1. The winner, who will be selected by a committee made up of media members, head coaches, sports information directors and Hall of Famers, will be announced on Championship Monday in Atlanta as part of the NCAA Final Four weekend.
Garrity has been the Hornets’ starting point guard the moment he stepped on campus last year, and is currently averaging 13.1 points, 5.7 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. He is shooting 53.0 percent (35-66) from the field, 42.4 percent (14-33) from the three-point line and 89.5 percent (34-38) from the free throw line. In addition, the Huntington Beach, Calif., native has a 3.6-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio (51 assists, 14 turnovers), which is the 12th best mark in the nation.
Garrity currently ranks among the Big Sky’s top 10 players in eight different statistical categories and is averaging nearly 34 minutes per game. He was named the Big Sky Conference’s Freshman of the Year and was selected as a Mid-Major Freshmen All-American last season.
Previous winners of the Bob Cousy Award include Jameer Nelson (St. Joseph’s), Raymond Felton (North Carolina), Dee Brown (Illinois), Acie Law (Texas A & M), DJ Augustin (Texas), Ty Lawson (North Carolina), Greivis Vasquez (Maryland), Kemba Walker (Connecticut) and last year’s recipient Kendall Marshall (North Carolina). To see the entire list of candidates for this year’s award, click here.
Sacramento State (6-3, 1-0) is currently off to its best start since the 2005-06 season, and returns to action tomorrow for a home game against Montana at 7:05 p.m.