VCU senior point guard Marcus Evans has been named to the watch list for the 2020 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award. The Cousy award, handed out by the Naismith Hall of Fame, is one of the most highly regarded awards in college basketball, recognizing the top point guards in college hoops each year since 2004. Ja Morant (Murray State) received the award for the 2018-2019 season.
Evans, a 6-foot-2 rising redshirt senior, is coming off a campaign in which he led VCU in points (13.6 ppg), assists (3.2 apg) and steals (1.9 spg) and helped VCU on a run to an A-10 regular season title and an NCAA Tournament berth. VCU tied a school record with 25 regular season victories with Evans.
Evans has drawn more attention over the last year, including an invitation to Chris Paul’s Elite Guard Camp, a prestigious camp of which the top 20 guards in the country are invited to attend.
Despite excellent point guards over the past decade, VCU hasn’t seen a nomination for the Cousy Award since Eric Maynor was named a finalist in 2008-2009.