Wilson Selected As 2010 Bob Cousy Award Candidate
December 16, 2009
Wilson Selected As 2010 Bob Cousy
Wilson among the country’s 14 elite point guards from Division II.
DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – On Wednesday, Mercy College junior Ed Wilson (Bronx, N.Y./Monsignor Scanlan) was announced as one of the 12 candidates from Division II to be nominated for the Basketball Hall of Fame 2010 Bob Cousy Award, presented by The Hartford Financial Services. Officials from The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame selected 72 candidates across Division I, II and III for this annual award, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, and which recognizes college basketball’s top point guards.
Wilson was one of two East Coast Conference candidates. Queens College (N.Y.)’s Khaleef Allicott is also a candidate.
“Ed is well-deserving of this award and is a true leader on our team and in the Dobbs Ferry and Mercy College community,” said Mercy College’s head men’s basketball coach Sean O’Connor. “Ed’s ball-handling abilities create havoc for the opposition that resembles the playing-style of the great Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Cousy.”
The junior has posted 57 points so far this season as a starter for the Mavericks. He has added 20 assists and 16 rebounds. Wilson had his season-best game against Allicott and Queens College on Saturday, Dec. 12 as he put up 18 points and a 56.3 field goal shooting percentage (9-for-16). Wilson has tallied 478 points over his three-year career with the Mavericks, including 311 points as a rookie in 2007-08.
The Mavericks’ floor general has also tallied 140 assists and 114 rebounds.
The original list of candidates will be narrowed down to a final 20 by Jan. 1, the final 10 by Feb. 1 and the final five by March 1. A Hall of Fame appointed screening committee will be narrowing down the candidates from prior to the Blue Ribbon Selection Committee evaluating the final five candidates and ultimately choosing the winner. 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 2010 Bob Cousy Award will be presented at the Hall of Fame’s Class Announcement on Monday, April 5 in Indianapolis, as part of the NCAA Final Four weekend.