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Men’s basketball: Bronson Koenig nominated for Bob Cousey Award

Senior is candidate for nation’s top point guard honor
Marissa Haegele

University of Wisconsin men’s basketball point guard Bronson Koenig was nominated Monday for the Bob Cousey Award, which is awarded to the nation’s top point guard.

It is the second time Koenig has been a candidate for the honor. He was also on the award’s watch list before the 2015-16 season.

Koenig shot 39.2 percent from the field last season, including 39 percent from 3-point range, and averaged 13.1 points per game on his way to leading the Badgers to their third-straight Sweet 16. He earned third-team All-Big Ten honors.


Koenig joins Jordan Taylor as the only other Badger to be named to the preseason watch list twice. Taylor was a finalist for the award, and former Badger Devin Harris was the runner-up in 2004.

Here’s a full list of the 20 nominees for the Bob Cousey Award:

Jalen Adams (Connecticut)
Maurice Watson Jr. (Creighton)
Jack Gibbs (Davidson)
Frank Jackson (Duke)
Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga)
Monte Morris (Iowa St.)
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 (University of California, Los Angeles)
Jordan McLaughlin (University of Southern California)
Jalen Brunson (Villanova)
London Perrantes (Virginia)
Seth Allen (Virginia Tech)
Markelle Fultz (Washington)
Bronson Koenig (Wisconsin)
Edmund Sumner (Xavier)

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