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Yuri Collins Named to Bob Cousy Award Top 10 List

by Brian Kunderman

Saint Louis point guard Yuri Collins has been named to the Basketball Hall of Fame 2023 Bob Cousy Award Top 10 list. The Cousy Award recognizes the top point guard in NCAA Division I men’s basketball.

Collins is the NCAA leader in total assists (224) and assists average (10.2 per game). When adding in his 11.5 ppg (second on team), Collins is the only player in the NCAA averaging a points/assists double-double. He is vying to become just the fifth player in NCAA history to finish a season averaging double-digits in both points and assists.

Collins already holds every assists record in school history – career (778), single-season (267 in 2021-22) and single-game (20 vs. Tennessee State earlier this year). Additionally, he is the active career assists leader in the NCAA across all three levels. Collins is second in Atlantic 10 Conference history in career assists and enters Tuesday’s game against Rhode Island needing just five more to become the A-10’s all-time leader in assists.

Fans can support their favorite players in the remaining rounds by participating in Fan Voting, presented by Dell Technologies, starting Friday, February 10 on hoophallawards.com. The Fan Vote will count as one committee vote during the finalist selection process. In March, five finalists will be presented to Cousy and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. The Selection Committee for the Bob Cousy Award is composed of top men’s college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, sports information directors and Hall of Famers.

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 Award (Power Forward) and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award (Center), in addition to the Women’s Starting Five.

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