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Mustafa Shakur Named Finalist for Bob Cousy Award
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/02/2007
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One of 17 players in contention for nation’s top collegiate point guard

 

TUCSON, Ariz. ?- University of Arizona men’s basketball player Mustafa Shakur was named a finalist for the 2007 Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford, it was announced Thursday by the award’s screening committee.

 

The Wildcat senior is included among a list of 17 student-athletes who are in consideration for the 2007 Bob Cousy Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top collegiate point guard covering all three divisions of NCAA play.

 

Shakur, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound senior guard from Philadelphia, Pa., is averaging 14.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 7.4 assists in 20 games this season.  He is shooting 51.2 percent (88-of-172) from the field, 37.7 percent (20-of-53) from three-point range and 80.7 percent (88-of-109) from the free throw line.  He also leads the Wildcats with 29 steals.  Shakur has scored in double figures 14 times this season and has passed out at least five assists in 19 of 20 starts.  He currently ranks third nationally with his 7.4 assists per game average.

 

Created in 2004, the Bob Cousy Award quickly has grown into one of the most prestigious awards in college basketball.  Nominations were solicited through the College Sports Information Directors of America and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.  A committee narrowed the list to these 17 finalists, which will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame members, Bob Cousy, college coaches, media members and college basketball fans.

 

College basketball fans are encouraged to vote in the on-line poll at www.cousyaward.com.

 

Previous winners include Dee Brown (Illinois), 2006; Raymond Felton (North Carolina), 2005; and Jameer Nelson (St. Joseph’s), 2004.

 

2007 BOB COUSY AWARD PRESENTED BY THE HARTFORD

FINALISTS

 

DIVISION I

Bobby Brown                           Cal State Fullerton

Darren Collison                        UCLA

Levance Fields                         Pittsburgh

Taurean Green                          Florida

Dominic James                         Marquette

Jared Jordan                             Marist

Acie Law                                 Texas A&M

Ty Lawson                               North Carolina

Russell Robinson                      Kansas

Ramon Sessions                       Nevada

Sean Singletary                        Virginia

Mustafa Shakur                        Arizona

Ronald Steele                           Alabama

 

DIVISION II

Anthony Atkinson                     Barton College

Zach Whiting                            Chaminade University

 

DIVISION III

Andrew Olson                          Amherst College

David Arsenault                        Grinnell College

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