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Wolters a finalist for Cousy Award

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 02/07/2013 15:53:58

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame released the names of the 12 finalists for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award on Thursday, a list that includes South Dakota State senior Nate Wolters.

"I would be shocked if there's a point guard that's carrying the averages that he is overall. Not only is he a great scorer, but he may be the best rebounding guard I've ever coach," head coach Scott Nagy said. "To do it from the point guard position is exceptional, and when I look around the country, I don't see any other point guards that have the total package that he does."

Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 7, fans can cast their vote for the top point guard by logging onto CousyAward.com. The player that receives the most fan votes receives one vote toward the final committee vote. The fan voting concludes on March. 7.

The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in men's college basketball. The list started with 80 candidates and got smaller after a nationally based committee narrowed the list to 12 student-athletes.

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