Nov 11, 2012; Villanova, PA, USA; Marshall Thundering Herd guard DeAndre Kane (50) beats Villanova Wildcats guard James Bell (32) to a loose ball during the second half at The Pavilion. Villanova won the game 80-68. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State men's basketball: DeAndre Kane named on Bob Cousy Award watch list

Iowa State’s newest star transfer, DeAndre Kane, is listed on the watch list for the Bob Cousy Award.

What is the Bob Cousy Award? It’s given to the top point guard in men’s college basketball every year.

From Cyclones.com:

Kane, who is one of 50 players on the list, transferred to Iowa State after spending three seasons at Marshall. Last season, Kane was one of just two D1 players to average 14 points, 4.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists. Kane ranked 11th nationally in assists per game.

The Pittsburgh, Pa. native has scored 1,496 career points and enters his senior season as one of just two players to have averaged at least 15.0 points per game in his first three seasons.

The only other nominee from the Big 12 is Marcus Smart from Oklahoma State, who is one of the big favorites to win the award.

This is the second straight season that Iowa State has had a point guard nominated; Korie Lucious was on the list last season. Trey Burke from Michigan ended up winning the award.

Other notables on the list are Kevin Pangos from Gonzaga, Shabazz Napier from Connecticut, Aaron Craft from Ohio State, Dominic Artis from Oregon, Tyler Ennis from Syracuse, and two teams had two players on the list: Harvard (Siyani Chambers, Brandyn Curry) and Memphis (Michael Dixon, Joe Jackson).

Here’s the full list of nominees. Read the biography to find out more about who Bob Cousy is.

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