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Levance Fields Named a Finalist for the Bob Cousy Award




Feb. 5, 2009

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—University of Pittsburgh senior guard Levance Fields was named one of 17 finalists for the 2009 Bob Cousy Award. Sponsored by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and The Hartford Financial Services Group, the Bob Cousy Award honors the nation’s top collegiate point guard.

 

The 17 finalists were selected by media members from a pool of over 60 candidates from NCAA Division I, II and III institutions from across the country. Beginning today, fans nationwide have the opportunity to vote for their favorite candidate at www.cousyaward.com. The top vote-getter will receive the “Fan Vote,” representing one vote to be cast by the Blue Ribbon committee which will select the award winner. The Blue Ribbon committee is comprised of Cousy, along with several NCAA Division I coaches, media members and college basketball analysts and celebrities. The award will be presented at the NCAA Final Four in Detroit on April 6.

 

A three-time Cousy Award finalist, Fields is averaging 11.0 points, 7.0 assists, 2.5 rebounds per game and has totaled three point-assist double-doubles on the year. He is currently ranked second nationally in assist-turnover ratio (3.55) and fifth in assists per game (7.0 apg.). Earlier this year, Fields became the sixth player in school history to score over 1,000 points and dish out 500 assists in a career. The school’s career assist-turnover ratio (2.73) recordholder, Fields currently has 1,102 points, 530 assists and 354 rebounds in his 117-game career. He owns a 72-14 career record as a starter.


 

 

 

No. 6 ranked Pitt (20-2, 7-2 Big East) is back in action at DePaul on Saturday, Feb. 7. Tipoff is at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT at Allstate Arena in Chicago. The contest will be televised by ESPN Regional and broadcast locally on FSN Pittsburgh.

 

17 NATIONAL FINALISTS FOR THE 2009 BOB COUSY AWARD

 

Player

School

Sheron Collins

Kansas

Darren Collison

UCLA

Stephen Curry

Davidson

Toney Douglas

Florida State

Levance Fields

PITT

Jonny Flynn

Syracuse

Dominic James

Marquette

Ty Lawson

North Carolina

Eric Maynor

Virginia Commonwealth

Patrick Mills

Saint Mary’s

Jeremy Pargo

Gonzaga

A.J. Price

Connecticut

Jeff Teague

Wake Forest

 NCAA Division I & III

David Arseneault

Grinnell

Virgil Buenseuceso

BYU-Hawaii

Darren Duncan

Merrimack

Sean Wallis

Washington (Mo.)

 

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