January 18, 2012 — Coral Gables — University of Miami senior guard Malcolm Grant has been nominated for the 2012 Bob Cousy Award, which recognizes the nation’s top point guard.
Earlier this season, Grant joined the 1,000-point club, one of only two players on the current team to do so. In non-conference play, Grant notched back-to-back 20-point games and started the season with double-digit scoring in the first seven games.
Grant is averaging 13.9 points per game, ninth-best in the ACC, hitting 2.6 three pointers per game, second-best in the league. He is hitting 37 percent of his field goals and 35.6 percent from distance, fifth-best in the conference. He is also averaging 1.7 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 0.9 steals in 33.1 minutes per game.
The award, given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, honors the top collegiate male basketball point guard. It is named for the famous professional basketball player who played point guard for the NBA’s Boston Celtics from 1951 to 1963 and briefly with the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969-70 season. Nominations are solicited from across the country from head coaches, and the winner will be selected by a committee made up of some of the biggest names in college basketball.