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Elmore on Cousy watch list

Jake Griffith
Marshall University Sports Information

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall basketball senior point guard, and reigning Conference USA Tournament MVP, Jon Elmore was named to the Bob Cousy Award watch list Monday afternoon.
The award, named for Boston Celtics legend and Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Cousy, is awarded to the top collegiate point guard in the nation. Previous winners of the award include Tyler Ulis, Kendall Marshall, Kemba Walker, Dee Brown and, most recently, Jalen Brunson.
Earlier this offseason, Elmore withdrew his name from NBA draft consideration and announced his plans to return for his senior season.
A member of the league’s all-conference first team and three-time C-USA Player of the week this past season, Elmore helped the Herd to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 31 years and the program’s first NCAA Tournament victory.
The rising senior became the first player in league history to lead C-USA in points and assists in consecutive seasons.
Last season, Elmore broke the school single-season records for points (816), assists (244), free throws (232) and free throw attempts (281).
During the 2017-18 season, Elmore led the team in three-pointers (98), three-point field goal attempts (275) and field goals (554), while he also led the nation in triple-doubles (two).
Through 96 career games, the Charleston, W.Va., native is fourth on the program’s scoring list (1,888 points), third in made 3-pointers (242), third in assists (592) and second in made free throws (518).
Of all of the players returning to college basketball for the 2018-19 season, Elmore ranked second last season in points and first in total assists.
The winner of the 2019 Bob Cousy Award will be presented at The College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s in Los Angeles, CA., on Friday, April 12, along with the other four members of the Naismith Starting 5.