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Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | October 21, 2016

College basketball: 2017 Bob Cousy Award watch list released

  Wisconsin's Bronson Koenig is in the running for the nation's top point guard award heading into 2016-17.

Twenty elite point guards were selected to the 2017 preseason watch list for the Bob Cousy Award, which is presented to college basketball's top player at the position. The honor is one of five Hoophall Awards given out every year to the best player at each respective position on the floor. The Cousy Award is the most dated of the five, spanning back to 2003-04.

Last year's winner was Tyler Ulis out of Kentucky.

Check out the table below for the full list of candidates heading into the new season.

2017 Bob Cousy Award Watch List:
Jalen Adams Connecticut Sophomore
Maurice Watson Jr. Creighton Senior
Jack Gibbs Davidson Senior
Frank Jackson Duke Freshman
Nigel Williams-Goss Gonzaga RS Junior
Monte Morris Iowa State Senior
Frank Mason Kansas Senior
De'Aaron Fox Kentucky Freshman
Melo Trimble Maryland Junior
Joel Berry II North Carolina Junior
Dennis Smith North Carolina State Freshman
Jawun Evans Oklahoma State Sophomore
Lonzo Ball UCLA Freshman
Jordan McLaughlin USC Junior
Jalen Brunson Villanova Sophomore
London Perrantes Virginia Senior
Seth Allen Virginia Tech RS Senior
Markelle Fultz Washington Freshman
Bronson Koenig Wisconsin Senior
Edmond Sumner Xavier Sophomore

The preseason list includes five freshmen. No first-year player has taken home the Bob Cousy Award since its inception in 2003-04.

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