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Basketball Hall Of Fame Announces Final Ten Candidates For 2011 Bob Cousy Award

List of 70 plus narrowed to 20, now down to ten, Fan Voting Begins

FEBRUARY 7, 2011 - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield,
Massachusetts announced today the final ten candidates in consideration for the 2011 Bob
Cousy Award. This annual award is given to college basketball’s top point guard and is named
after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic great Bob Cousy. An original list of 70 plus
candidates made up of players from around the country was trimmed by a Hall of Fame
appointed, nationally based committee to 20 and has now narrowed that list to a final ten.

“This final list of ten players represents the best of the best in college basketball at the point
guard position,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “We
look forward to recognizing the nation’s top college basketball point guard and wish all the
candidates best of luck.”

“We have many excellent candidates for the 2011 award that share Mr. Cousy’s vision of a point
guard. We look forward to following each of these players as the season heads to the final weeks
and recognize the top player in college basketball at the point guard position at the Final Four,”
said Ken Kaufman, Chair of the 2011 Bob Cousy Award.

Beginning February 8, via the Bob Cousy Award’s website – www.cousyaward.com – fans will
be able to vote for the top point guard. The player that receives the most fan votes will receive
one vote toward the final committee vote. Fan voting will run one month – beginning February 8
and will conclude March 8.

The current listing of ten finalists for the 2011 Bob Cousy Award will be narrowed down to five
players by March 10th. The final five players in contention for the award will be presented to
Mr. Cousy and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. These Hall of Fame committees are
made up of top college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, Sports
Information Directors and Hall of Famers. The winner of the 2011 Bob Cousy Award will be
awarded at the Hall of Fame’s Class Announcement on Monday April 4th in Houston, Texas as
part of NCAA Final Four weekend.

2011 Bob Cousy Award Finalists:

Norris Cole, Cleveland State
Corey Fisher, Villanova
Jimmer Fredette, BYU
DJ Gay, San Diego State
Brandon Knight, Kentucky
Demetri McCamey, Illinois
Mickey McConnell, St. Mary’s
Nolan Smith, Duke
Isaiah Thomas, Washington
Kemba Walker, Connecticut

About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the birthplace of basketball, the Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level –
professional, collegiate, men and women. For more information on these and other upcoming
events, please visit our website at www.hoophall.com or call 1-877-4-HOOPLA