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Monday, October 16, 2017

Devonte’ Graham named to Cousy watch list

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) puts up a three over Purdue guard Dakota Mathias (31) during the first half, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) puts up a three over Purdue guard Dakota Mathias (31) during the first half, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

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Kansas senior point guard Devonte' Graham was named to the Bob Cousy watch list, given to the top point guard in the country, announced Monday by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Graham, already named the Big 12's preseason player of the year, was one of the 20 candidates for the Cousy award. Former teammate Frank Mason III won the award last year.

Last season, Graham averaged 13.4 points and 4.1 assists per game, shooting 38.8 percent from behind the 3-point line.

The Cousy watch list will be narrowed to 10 candidates in February.

2018 Bob Cousy Award preseason candidates

Collin Sexton - Alabama

Manu Lecomte - Baylor

Jalen Adams - Connecticut

Trevon Duval - Duke

Jordan Bohannon - Iowa

Devonte' Graham - Kansas

Quentin Snider - Louisville

Nate Mason - Minnesota

Joel Berry II - North Carolina

Bryant McIntosh - Northwestern

Matt Farrell - Notre Dame

Trae Young - Oklahoma

Kyron Cartwright - Providence

Shake Milton - SMU

Jaylen Adams - St. Bonaventure

Jordan McLaughlin - USC

Jalen Brunson - Villanova

Bryant Crawford - Wake Forest

Jevon Carter - West Virginia

Landry Shamet - Wichita St.

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