Cy-Falls grad Devin Gibson nominated for 2011 Bob Cousy Award
Senior Devin Gibson was named a candidate for the 2011 Bob Cousy Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday.
The annual award, named for Hall-of-Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes college basketball’s top point guard. A total of 66 players were nominated for the 2011 award, which were solicited from schools across the country.
Gibson, a preseason first-team All-Southland Conference selection, is averaging 16 points, 5.8 rebounds, five assists and a league-leading (fifth in NCAA) 3.1 steals per game. The Houston native has helped the Roadrunners get off to their second consecutive 6-2 start entering Monday’s contest against Samford (7-4).
Gibson, one of 30 candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, has three 20-point games and a pair of double-doubles this season. The Cy-Falls High School product became UTSA’s all-time steals leader earlier this season and now has 257 career thefts. He ranks second in school annals in assists (406), third in free throws (457), fifth in free-throw percentage (.752), fifth in starts (85) and sixth in scoring (1,232).
The list of candidates will be narrowed down to 20 by Jan. 3, 10 by Feb. 3 and five by March 3. A Hall of Fame-appointed screening committee will narrow down the candidates from 20 to 10 to five prior to a Blue Ribbon Selection Committee evaluating the final five candidates and ultimately choosing the winner. Both Hall of Fame committees are made up of top college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, sports information directors and Hall of Famers.
The winner of the 2011 Bob Cousy Award will be presented at the Hall of Fame’s Class Announcement on Monday, April 4, in Houston, as part of NCAA Final Four weekend.
Gibson played his senior year at Cy-Falls in 2009-2010, where he averaged over 12 points a game.
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