Monday, October 24, 2022

Starting Five Fan Voting, Presented by Dell Technologies, Begins Friday, October 28


Springfield, Mass. — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the 20 watch-list candidates for the 2023 Bob Cousy Award. Named after Class of 1971 Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob Cousy, the annual honor, now in its 20th year, recognizes the top point guard in Division I men’s college basketball. A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates.

“The Hall of Fame is honored to present the Bob Cousy Award to the best point guard in the collegiate game for the 20th consecutive year,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “This year’s class of point guards that have been named to the Bob Cousy Award Watch List truly embody the style and reputation of the ‘Houdini of the Hardwood,’ and we look forward to watching their playmaking ability take center stage this season.”


2023 Bob Cousy Award Candidates*

Jahvon Quinerly


Caleb Love

North Carolina

Kerr Kriisa


Grant Sherfield


Wendell Green, Jr.


Max Abmas

Oral Roberts

Isaiah Stevens

Colorado State

Will Richardson


Ryan Nembhard


Yuri Collins

St. Louis

Antoine Davis

Detroit Mercy

Mike Miles, Jr.


Jeremy Roach


Tyrese Hunter


Sahvir Wheeler


Jordan Walker


Darius McGhee


Tyger Campbell


Kendric Davis


Kihei Clark





*Players can play their way onto and off the list at any point in the 2022-23 season.


Fans are encouraged to participate in Fan Voting, presented by Dell Technologies, in each of the three rounds starting on October 28. In late January, the watch list of 20 players for the 2023 Bob Cousy Award will be narrowed to 10, and then in late February to just 5. In March, the five finalists will be presented to Cousy and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee where a winner will be selected. 

The winner of the 2023 Bob Cousy Award will be presented on a to be determined date, along with the other four members of the Men’s Starting Five. Additional awards being presented include the Jerry West Award (Shooting Guard), Julius Erving Award (Small Forward), Karl Malone (Power Forward) and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award (Center), in addition to the Women’s Starting Five.

Previous winners of the Bob Cousy Award include Collin Gillespie, Villanova (2022), Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois (2021), Ja Morant, Murray State (2019), Jalen Brunson, Villanova (2018), TreyBurke, Michigan (2013), KendallMarshall, North Carolina (2012), Kemba Walker, Connecticut (2011) and Jameer Nelson, St. Joseph’s (2004).

For more information on the 2023 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award and the latest updates, visit and follow @hoophall and #CousyAward on Twitter and Instagram.


About Bob Cousy:

Cousy played for Holy Cross from 1946-50, winning a NCAA Championship in 1947 and was named a consensus First-Team All-American in 1950. His success continued at the professional level as a six-time NBA Champion (1957, ‘59-63), NBA Most Valuable Player (1957) and 13-time NBA All-Star (1951-63). He was named a member of the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996 and was listed as one of the league’s 75 greatest players in 2021.


About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo "Court of Dreams." Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum and events, visit, follow @hoophall or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.