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Andrew Nembhard Named to Bob Cousy Award Watch List

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Senior point guard Andrew Nembhard was named to the Bob Cousy Award Watch List, which is a rite of passage for essentially every starting point guard that has worn the Gonzaga jersey since the award was created at the start of the 2003-04 season.

While the list of Gonzaga floor generals who have been named to the watch list is long, incredibly, no Zag has been able to lock down this award at the end of the season. Nembhard is the next in line to give it a go, and his chances of taking it home by season’s end is as good as anyone that has come before him.

With the weapons around him on Gonzaga’s roster and a system of play that suits his abilities to a tee, it’s reasonable to expect the senior’s name to remain on the list all the way to the end of the season as it gets pared down in the months to come.

Of course, each of the other 19 athletes named to the list are great point guards in their own right, so the competition will be tight. Some notables include Villanova’s super senior Collin Gillespie and tournament darling Max Abmas. Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu took the award last year after leading Illinois to a 1-seed and before getting drafted by his hometown Chicago Bulls.

Here’s what the entire watch list looks like:

Cousy Award Watch List

Athlete School Class
Athlete School Class
Jahvon Quinerly Alabama Junior
Antoine Davis Detroit Mercy Senior
Jeremy Roach Duke Sophomore
Andrew Nembhard Gonzaga Senior
Andrew Curbelo Illinois Sophomore
Remy Martin Kansas Senior
Sahvir Wheeler Kentucky Junior
DeVante' Jones Michigan Grad Student
Caleb Love North Carolina Sophomore
Max Abmas Oral Roberts Junior
Will Richardson Oregon Senior
Kendric Davis SMU Senior
Kyle Lofton St. Bonaventure Senior
Kennedy Chandler Tennessee Freshman
Marcus Carr Texas Senior
Tyger Campbell UCLA Junior
Scottie Pippen Jr. Vanderbilt Junior
Collin Gillespie Villanova Senior
Kihei Clark Virginia Senior
Paul Scruggs Xavier Senior

This will be a fun one to keep an eye on over the course of the year.