McCallum and Burke named to Bob Cousy Award watch list

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the watch list of candidates for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, and junior guard Ray McCallum from the University of Detroit Mercy men's basketball team was named a candidate for the second straight year.

The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtics scoring sensation Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in men's college basketball.

McCallum is leading the Titans in scoring this season averaging 18.5 per game.

He has amassed 1,223 career points, good for 23 rd on the Titans all-time list, and 362 career assists which place him in the ninth position all-time in career assists at Detroit.

University of Michigan men's basketball sophomore guard Trey Burke has also been named as one of 80 candidates for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

It is the third national award watch list Burke has been selected for this season. He was also named to the Naismith Player of the Year watch list by the Atlanta Tipoff Club and the John R. Wooden Award list by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

This season, Burke has led Michigan to a perfect 11-0 start, the NIT Season Tip-Off title and a No. 2 national ranking. He is averaging 18.0 points, a Big Ten best 7.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.

He is the only Wolverines to score in double figures in all 11 games, including four 20-plus point performances. 

This watch list of candidates will be narrowed down to a final 20 around Jan. 1, with the final 10 near Feb. 1, and final five by approximately March 1.

A premier selection committee has been appointed by the Hall of Fame to review the final five candidates in contention for the nation's top collegiate point guard award.

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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