Friday, November 14, 2008

Kudos to Scottie

Villanova's Scottie Reynolds has been nominated for two of the more prestigious awards in D1 basketball. The John Wooden Award is given annually to the best player in college basketball. 50 players are nominated in the preseason, 30 are named at mid-season (mostly drawn from the preseason 50...though a small number of "new comers" may be tabbed and the final ballot will contain the names of 20 players who had the best seasons. Quite an honor to be nominated. In all, 12 Big East players were nominated...

AJ Price (pg)Connecticut
Hasheem Thabeet (c)Connecticut
DaJuan SummersGeorgetown
Earl Clark (g/f)Louisville
Terrence Williams (f)Louisville
Dominic James (pg)Marquette
Jerel McNeal (g)Marquette
Luke Harangody (f/c)Notre Dame
DeJuan Blair (c)Pittsburgh
Sam Young (f)Pittsburgh
Jonny Flynn (pg)Syracuse
Scottie Reynolds (pg)Villanova

Congratulations Scottie & all of the Big East players. The number of nominations suggests the conference will be very competitive this season.

Bob Cousy Award, is given to the best point guard in each of the 3 divisions managed by the NCAA. Nominations are accepted from across the country, with the winner selected by a panel of experts working with the Hartford. 34 point guards from around the country were nominated. In all, six point gaurds were nominationed out of the Big East...

Deonta VaughnCincinnati
Edgar SosaLouisville
Levance FieldPittsburgh
Malik BootheSt. John's
Jonny FlynnSyracuse
Scottie ReynoldsVillanova

Note that another Big 5 player, Dionte Christmas of Temple, was also nominated for the award. Congratulations again Scottie and all of the other nominated Big East point guards! Best of luck this season.

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