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Penn State Hoops’ Jalen Pickett Named Top Five Finalist For Bob Cousy Award

Penn State men’s basketball’s Jalen Pickett was named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, which recognizes the nation’s top point guard each year. Pickett is one of just five point guards to be named as a finalist.

Pickett is joined on the list by Northwestern’s Boo Buie, Marquette’s Tyler Kolek, St. Louis’ Yuri Collins, and Kansas State’s Markquis Nowell.

Pickett is currently the only player in the country averaging 18 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists per game. Pickett also ranks top five nationally in assists per game and assist-to-turnover ratio (3.27). Penn State’s Pickett-led offense ranks third in the nation in turnovers per game with 8.8.

Fans can make their voices heard, as fan voting for the Bob Cousy Award will begin on March 10. Fan voting will count as an additional committee vote, while the rest of the committee includes top men’s basketball media members, head coaches, hall of famers, and other distinguished personnel.

Jalen Pickett can still add to his resume, as the Nittany Lions push for a spot in the NCAA’s March Madness tournament. First, Penn State opens Big Ten Tournament play against Illinois at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. The game will be televised by the Big Ten Network live from Chicago.

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CJ Gill

CJ is a junior from McVeytown, Pennsylvania majoring in broadcast journalism and is an associate editor at Onward State. He's a huge Phillies fan, which has its pro and cons come October. You can send all sports takes to [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @CJGill14.

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