Monte Morris named to Cousy Award watch list

Mar 25, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) is defended by Virginia Cavaliers guard Malcolm Brogdonn during the first half in a semifinal game in the Midwest regional of the NCAA Tournament at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State senior point guard Monte Morris is one of 20 players to be named to the 2017 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award watch list, the school announced on Monday.

Morris was a finalist for the award last season after averaging 13.8 points and leading the Big 12 with 6.9 assists per game. Morris was named the Big 12 preseason Player of the Year earlier this month.

Kansas’ Frank Mason and Oklahoma State Jawun Evans are the other Big 12 players to make the list. You can see the full list below.

2017 Bob Cousy Award Candidates

Jalen Adams, Connecticut

Maurice Watson Jr., Creighton

Jack Gibbs, Davidson

Frank Jackson, Duke

Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga

Monte Morris, Iowa State

Frank Mason, Kansas

De’Aaron Fox, Kentucky

Melo Trimble, Maryland

Joel Berry II, North Carolina

Dennis Smith, North Carolina State

Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State

Lonzo Ball, UCLA

Jordan McLaughlin, USC

Jalen Brunson, Villanova

London Perrantes, Virginia

Seth Allen, Virginia Tech

Markelle Fultz, Washington

Brunson Koenig, Wisconsin

Edmund Sumner, Xavier

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