Justin Robinson named to Bob Cousy Award Watch List

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- Virginia Tech guard Justin Robinson has been named to the watch list for the 2019 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the list on Monday.

Named after Class of 1971 Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob Cousy, the annual honor, now in its 16th year, recognizes the top point guards in Division I men’s college basketball. A national committee comprising top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates.

Robinson, a senior from Manassas, Virginia, led the Hokies in scoring and assists last season. A 2018 All-ACC second team selection, Robinson enters his senior season fifth on the all-time Virginia Tech assists list, with 435 and 45th on the school’s career scoring list, with 1,041 career points.

By mid-February, the watch list of 20 players for the 2019 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award will be narrowed to just 10. In March, five finalists will be presented to Mr. Cousy and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. The winner of the 2019 Bob Cousy Award will be presented at The College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s in Los Angeles, California on Friday, April 12, 2019, along with the other four members of the Naismith Starting 5.