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Cyclones’ Morris earns spot on Cousy Award Watch List

logo_iowa_state_cyclonesAMES, Iowa – Iowa State sophomore guard Monté Morris has been named to the 2015 Bob Cousy Award Watch List. The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in men’s college basketball. Morris is one of 36 candidates on the list, which includes 13 freshmen and sophomores.

Morris, a Flint, Michigan native, returns after a stellar freshman season in which he averaged 6.8 points, 3.7 assists and 2.6 rebounds. He also broke the NCAA record with a 4.79 assist-to-turnover ratio, including 6.9 in conference play. Morris broke into the starting lineup in February and had just 17 turnovers in the 17 games he started.

Morris and the Cyclones face Viterbo in an exhibition game Friday before opening the season on Nov. 14 against Oakland.

2015 Bob Cousy Award Candidates

Player Name, School Name
Olivier Hanlan, Boston College
Quinn Cook, Duke University
Tyus Jones, Duke University
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown University
Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga University
Siyani Chambers, Harvard University
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana University
Monte Morris, Iowa State University
Kenneth Smith, Louisiana Tech University
Cameron Payne, Murray State University
Chasson Randle, Stanford University
Will Cummings, Temple University
Alex Caruso, Texas A&M University
T.J. McConnell, University of Arizona
Ryan Boatright, University of Connecticut
Kasey Hill, University of Florida
Andrew Harrison, University of Kentucky
Tyler Ulis, University Kentucky
Terry Rozier, University of Louisville
Romelo Trimble, University of Maryland
Angel Rodriguez, University of Miami
Derrick Walton Jr., University of Michigan
Jarvis Summers, University of Mississippi
Marcus Paige, University of North Carolina
Pierria Henry, University of North Carolina (Charlotte)
Jordan Woodward, University of Oklahoma
EC Matthews, University of Rhode Island
Isaiah Taylor, University of Texas
Julius Brown, University of Toledo
Delon Wright, University of Utah
London Perrantes, University of Virginia
Keifer Sykes, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova University
Briante Weber, Virginia Commonwealth University
Juwan Staten, West Virginia University
Fred VanVleet, Wichita State University

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