Kyle Anderson named to Bob Cousy Award watch list

Under Steve Alford, UCLA point forward Kyle Anderson said his ballhandling duties have increased “90 percent.”

On Tuesday, he was named to the 46-man watch list for the Bob Cousy Award, given each year to the top point guard in college basketball. Anderson averaged 9.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists as a freshman, and was the only Pac-12 player to rank top-10 in both the latter two categories.

At 6-foot-9, he would be the tallest winner since the award was established in 2004.

Other nominees from the conference are: Arizona State’s Jahii Carson, Cal’s Justin Cobbs, Colorado’s Spencer Dinwiddie, Oregon’s Dominic Artis, Washington’s Nigel Williams-Gross.