Candidates for the Bob Cousy Award were announced, with UNC senior Joel Berry among the 10 selected. The award honors the top point guard in Division 1 men’s basketball.

The list is compiled by a national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel, a group which also chose the 20 candidates 

So far this season, Berry is averaging a career-high 17.3 points per game while also dishing out 3.1 assists per outing as well.

He is the only ACC point guard among the Cousy Award top 10, and looks to become the fourth Tar Heel to earn the honor–joining Raymond Felton (2005), Ty Lawson (2009) and Kendall Marshall (2012).

Five finalists will be selected in March, with the winner announced live April 6 on ESPN’s College Basketball Awards show in Los Angeles.

For the full list of candidates, click here.


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