Kyle Anderson makes latest cut in Bob Cousy Award list

Point guard Kyle Anderson was named one of 23 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, becoming one of four Pac-12 players to make the latest cut.

After acknowledging that it was an honor, he talked a little today about how his thumb injury threw off his shooting mechanics last season. After averaging 21.1 percent from the 3-point line as a freshman, he has more than doubled that number to 52.4.

Anderson originally injured his left thumb during St. Anthony High’s appearance in the state title game, then aggravated it further in three all-star competitions. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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