December 20, 2012
Chambers Named a Candidate for Bob Cousy Award
Siyani Chambers leads the Ivy League with 5.1 assists per
game (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Siyani
Chambers of the Harvard men's basketball team has been selected
as a candidate for the 2013 Bob Cousy Award, the Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., announced today.
The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston
Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in men's college
basketball. Over 80 candidates have been nominated for the 2013 Bob
This watch list of candidates will be narrowed down to a final
20 around Jan. 1, final 10 near Feb. 1, and final five by
approximately 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, Ga., as part of NCAA Final Four
Chambers, a native of Golden Valley, Minn., has been named the
Ivy League Rookie of the Week twice this season (Dec. 3 and Dec.
17). He ranks second on the Crimson with 12.6 points per contest
and paces the Ivy League with 5.1 assists per game.
Chambers has been impressive from the foul line as a freshman
and stands 13th in the nation in free throw shooting (.944) and has
connected on 32 straight from the charity stripe since Nov. 13.
Chambers is also knocking down 48.4 percent of his 3-point attempts
(15-of-31) and is 15th in minutes per game (37.0). He has reached
double figures in scoring six times and hit the game-winning shot
in the final seconds in a 65-64 victory over Boston University Dec.
"The Hall of Fame is proud to continue its mission with Mr.
Cousy to celebrate and honor the top collegiate point guards in the
country," said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball
Hall of Fame. "This list represents a large range of college
basketball's top student athletes from across the country. We are
excited to recognize these players for their continuous hard work
"The Bob Cousy Award promotes the values of leadership,
determination, and teamwork, all skills needed on the basketball
court and in life," said Ken Kaufman, Chair of the Bob Cousy Award
and former president of the National Association of Basketball
Coaches (NABC). "Mr. Cousy exemplified all of these traits, and
inspired so many people on and off the court. We hope that this
coveted award continues to honor his legacy."
Previous winners of the Bob Cousy Award have included Jameer
Nelson (St. Joseph's), Raymond Felton (North Carolina), Dee Brown
(Illinois), Acie Law (Texas A & M), DJ Augustin (Texas), Ty
Lawson (North Carolina), Greivis Vasquez (Maryland), Kemba Walker
(Connecticut) and last year's recipient, Kendall Marshall (North
Carolina). For more information on the 2013 Bob Cousy, log onto
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Birthplace of
Basketball, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes
and preserves the game of basketball at every level –
professional, collegiate, men and women.