Williams, Greenwood Named to Cousy Watch List

Dec. 20, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the watch list for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award and two Lobos made the cut as junior Kendall Williams and sophomore Hugh Greenwood were named candidates. The award is named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy and recognizes the top point guard in men’s college basketball.

"We have very good guards," UNM head coach Steve Alford said, "and it is an honor for both of them as well as the team."

Williams, a native of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., leads the Lobos in points and steals, averaging 14.3 points and 1.3 steals per game. He is also averaging 3.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists per contest as the Lobos are out to a 12-0 start, tied for the second best start in school history. He has also helped the team become one of the top free throw shooting teams in the nation, shooting 84.4 percent from the charity stripe.

Hugh Greenwood is second on the Lobos in rebounding, blocks, and steals

Greenwood, out of Hobart, Australia, is the second leading rebounder for the Lobos, pulling down 5.4 per game. He is also averaging 8.4 points and 1.8 assists per game. His 11 blocks and 12 steals each rank second on the team as well, and he is one of only two players to start all 12 games for UNM.

This watch list of candidates will be narrowed down to a final 20 around January 1, the final 10 around February 1, and the final five by 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. These 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 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.