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Boston College's Olivier Hanlan Named To Bob Cousy Award Watch List

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One of 36 point guards up for the national point guard of the year award.

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Congratulations to junior guard Olivier Hanlan, who was named to the 2015 Bob Cousy Award watch list, according to an announcement by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. The Cousy Award, named after the Celtics great and former Eagles coach, has recognized the top men's college point guard every year since the award's inception in 2003-04.

Hanlan is the ACC's leading returning scorer, averaging 18.5 points per game as a sophomore. He earned All-ACC Third Team honors after finishing third in the conference in points, fourth in minutes, sixth in FT percentage and seventh in FG percentage.

From the ACC, Hanlan is joined by Quinn Cook (Duke), Tyus Jones (Duke), Terry Rozier (Louisville), Angel Rodriguez (Miami), Marcus Paige (North Carolina) and London Perrantes (Virginia) on the 36-player watch list.

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

The watch list will be narrowed to 20 in early February, then again to a final five in March. For more on the award, check out www.CousyAward.com.