CORPUS CHRISTI – Sophomore point guard Johnathan Jordan has been named to the 2013 Bob Cousy Award Watch List, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today. The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in men's college basketball. Jordan is one of 83 candidates, and is the lone representative of the Southland Conference on the list.
"We know John has the ability to lead not just the league, but the nation, in assists," head coach Willis Wilson said. "Still, it's outstanding to see him recognized by the Hall of Fame and to have his name mentioned along with a legend like Bob Cousy is a great honor. It's outstanding for our program to have him receive national recognition."
Jordan led the Southland Conference with his 4.6 assists per game a season ago, and his 138 total assists set a new school record for the Islanders. This season, he is averaging 4.6 assists once again, but is currently third in the conference. He is also seventh in the Southland with a 1.5 assist-to-turnover ratio, and is second in the league with an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He has tallied at least three assists in every contest so far this season.
The Islanders return to action on Friday night as they play host to UTSA at the American Bank Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for just $5, and youth under the age of 13 get in free with the purchase of an adult ticket. The contest will be televised on Comcast Sports Net-Houston, with Tom Dore and Tom Penders on the call.