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.