Kentucky’s Knight And Jones: Finalists

Kentucky’s Brandon Knight and Terrence Jones have made the finals list in two different awards list.

Knight, point guard for UK, has been listed as one of the 10 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award. An award given to the top collegiate male basketball point guard annually spanning across all divisions within the game by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The selection criteria emphasize leadership, team work, success, and fundamentals as being critical parts for the game of basketball as a point guard. Nominations are solicited from across the country from head coaches and the winner is selected by a Blue Ribbon Selection Committee made up of the biggest names in college basketball.

The ten finalists are:

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

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Last week, we featured an article asking the Big Blue Nation to rise up and vote for Terrence Jones in the InterSports “Dunk of the Year” contest. Terrence was nominated for his cross-over one handed slam at South Carolina. The nation rose up and Terrence won going away capturing 61% of the vote compared to only 12% for Isaiah Thomas, of Washington 17% for Dwayne Lathen of Indiana State and 7% for Jason Adams from MSSU. See Terrence’s winning dunk here.

Go Cats!!!

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