Feb. 7, 2013
VOTE HERE FOR PEYTON ~nbsp>SIVA
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville men's basketball's Peyton Siva has been named a top-12 finalist for the prestigious 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday.
The annual honor, which recognizes the top point guard in college basketball, originated with 80 candidates and now is comprised of just 12 student-athletes.
Beginning Thursday, fans can vote for their top point guard on the Bob Cousy award's website. The player who receives the most fan votes will receive one vote toward the final committee vote. Fan voting will run one month, beginning Feb. 7 and concluding March 7.
A senior, Siva is averaging 10.6 points per game and ranks 20th nationally with 6.1 assists per contest. At the conference level, he ranks third in the BIG EAST in assists per game, free throw percentage (86.9), steals per game (2.1) and is listed as having the eighth-best assist-turnover ratio (2.1) in the league.
Earlier this season, the Seattle, Wash., native became the Cardinals' 64th career 1,000-point scorer after tallying 17 points against USF on Jan. 12. He also recently moved into second all-time on the career assists chart and is 10 short of reaching 600. Siva has been successful on the defensive end as well throughout his career, as he ranks sixth all-time in steals (213). He is four shy of tying Alvin Sims (1993-97) and 17 short of tying Darrell Griffith for the school lead with 230.
"It is truly an honor to recognize this year's final 12 candidates -- this is an elite group of student-athletes that have had a tremendous consistency to their season," said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. "The Cousy Award screening committee has worked diligently to narrow down their list, and we look forward to recognizing the player that embodies the same leadership skills and determination as Bob Cousy."
The current listing of 12 finalists for the 2013 Bob Cousy Award will be narrowed down to five players on March 11. The final five in contention for the award will be presented to Mr. Cousy and the Hall of Fame's selection committee.
The Hall of Fame committee is made up of top college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, sports information directors and hall of famers. The winner of the 2013 Bob Cousy Award will be presented at the Hall of Fame's Class Announcement on Championship Monday in Atlanta as part of NCAA Final Four weekend.
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