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    NPOY Awards Thread

    "The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today that Greivis Vasquez from the University of Maryland is the winner of the 2010 Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. This annual award is given to college basketballís top point guard and is named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtics guard Bob Cousy. An original list of 73 candidates made up of players from Division I, II and III schools was trimmed by a Hall of Fame appointed, nationally based committee to 20, down to 11, and a final six before voting on the winner of one of college basketballís most prestigious awards."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsumner View Post
    "The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today that Greivis Vasquez from the University of Maryland is the winner of the 2010 Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. This annual award is given to college basketball’s top point guard and is named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtics guard Bob Cousy. An original list of 73 candidates made up of players from Division I, II and III schools was trimmed by a Hall of Fame appointed, nationally based committee to 20, down to 11, and a final six before voting on the winner of one of college basketball’s most prestigious awards."
    As one of the top four or five players to handle the point this year in college basketball, he's certainly deserving.

    I guess.

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    Phooey

    Quote Originally Posted by Duvall View Post
    As one of the top four or five players to handle the point this year in college basketball, he's certainly deserving.

    I guess.

    He didn't deserve ACC POY and he didn't deserve this. Scheyer did. Hands down!
    DukeDevilDeb

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    Yeah, phooey from this quarter, too.

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    Congrats to Vasquez, no argument from me. The twerps would have been a disaster without him. If Duke lost Jon, we wouldn't have made it as deep as we have, but we would still have a tourney run to talk about. That's not a knock on Jon..it's just a fact he has the better supporting cast.
    Mmmm, BBQ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBornAndBred View Post
    Congrats to Vasquez, no argument from me. The twerps would have been a disaster without him. If Duke lost Jon, we wouldn't have made it as deep as we have, but we would still have a tourney run to talk about. That's not a knock on Jon..it's just a fact he has the better supporting cast.
    Scheyer? Evan Turner, John Wall and Sherron Collins were all more deserving than Vasquez.

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    It's disappointing that Jon didn't get this one, but he may go home with something all the aforementioned wish they had: NC ring.

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    Very surprised Wall or Turner didnt get it.

    Wall had a lot of turnovers and a stacked team, but Turner... he was a one man show (similar to Vasquez), and BETTER.... also a deeper tourney run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilHorns View Post
    Very surprised Wall or Turner didnt get it.

    Wall had a lot of turnovers and a stacked team, but Turner... he was a one man show (similar to Vasquez), and BETTER.... also a deeper tourney run.
    Agreed, how did Turner not win this? He's become the consensus favorite for national POY, and he's a point guard... but somehow he's not the best point guard in the country? Makes no sense to me.

    Nothing against Greivis... just think Turner was more deserving.

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    Guess whom Doug Gottlieb chose before the Dance began? The nonathletic one. That's right, Jon Scheyer. Must be biased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil in the Blue Dress View Post
    It's disappointing that Jon didn't get this one, but he may go home with something all the aforementioned wish they had: NC ring.
    This would be the best reward of all.

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    Cool No Prob Here

    Good for Greivis. Congratulations!

    sagegrouse

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    grats to Vasquez. I'd take Jon over him any day tho

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    Give him his due and let Jon go out there and earn a NC.

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    Hard to Argue Too Much

    So, hard to accept that my first post is in support of a Terrapin, but the guy deserves the kudos. I am not a huge fan of all the screaming and chest beating, but I have come to respect him as a terrific basketball player who just had a penchant for hitting big shots.

    All the others, including Scheyer, would have been deserving winners as well, but give it to the Terp, he's pretty darn clutch.

    Scheyer will make a much better Final Four MVP . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReformedAggie View Post
    grats to Vasquez. I'd take Jon over him any day tho
    So would Gary, if he was in a truthful mood. Vasquez played Gary out of almost as many close games as he won, including the Michigan St. game in the dance.

    That said, terrific career by Vasquez, terrific season, and I'm not hatin on his selection. Congrats and thanks for the performances.

    Jon, now go lead em to the big one. G-d's speed.

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    congrats to greivis.....i hate it.....but i like him....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil in the Blue Dress View Post
    It's disappointing that Jon didn't get this one, but he may go home with something all the aforementioned wish they had: NC ring.
    Actually Sherron does have a ring...I understand your point though.

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    Vasquez Wins Cousy Award and Hayes Wins Three-point Contest

    I didnít see any mention on the DBR front page or in the links they provided, but the Basketball Hall of Fame named Vasquez the winner of the Bob Cousy Award as the nationís best point guard. Vasquez played under more control during his senior year and, IMO, is deserving of the awards he has received this year. His best skill was his passing and, like Cousy, he made his teammates better.

    As one of the few on this board who saw Cousy play, I recall not only his behind-the-back passes to Sharman and others but the rainbow 30-foot one handers he would shoot coming into the frontcourt when the defender played back as well as the running hook shots with either hand. It was a very different era.

    http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-baskb...040110aaa.html

    I also note that Hayes of Maryland won the 3-point contest at the site of the Final Four. Hayes had a very solid senior year and was one of the most efficient offensive players in the ACC this past year.

    http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-baskb...040110aab.html

    gw67

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    Quote Originally Posted by gw67 View Post
    I didn’t see any mention on the DBR front page or in the links they provided, but the Basketball Hall of Fame named Vasquez the winner of the Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s best point guard. Vasquez played under more control during his senior year and, IMO, is deserving of the awards he has received this year. His best skill was his passing and, like Cousy, he made his teammates better.

    As one of the few on this board who saw Cousy play, I recall not only his behind-the-back passes to Sharman and others but the rainbow 30-foot one handers he would shoot coming into the frontcourt when the defender played back as well as the running hook shots with either hand. It was a very different era.

    http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-baskb...040110aaa.html

    I also note that Hayes of Maryland won the 3-point contest at the site of the Final Four. Hayes had a very solid senior year and was one of the most efficient offensive players in the ACC this past year.

    http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-baskb...040110aab.html

    gw67
    Vasquez himself admitted that he screwed the pooch by getting carried away with himself at the end of the Michigan St. game and tried to win it by himself, which cost Maryland a decent chance.

    The two shots he made to beat Duke, the first was a difficult but for him decent shot. The second was not. It was a one in twenty. Both went in and he was a hero. The second shot stunk.

    Efficiency as measured over a season, yes, I'll give that to Greivas. Game winning shots, difficult ones, yes; terrifically efficient because the odds concerning game-winners become great at lower percentages if other guys on the team are not given the chance when they clearly have a better look, which somehow never happened when Greivas had the ball.

    Which, again leads me to what I regard as a shortfall, game losing play in the final minutes of close games; he lead the league.

    Gary was willing to live and die with Greivas and Greivas was ready to try. He was and remains a consumate showman, at least on this level.

    In the world of entertainment, those figures compute to awards, showmanship sells, just as Cousy's behind-the-back passes, unnecesasary as they were, sold.

    BTW, I too was old enough. Cousy and Sharmon were a great, great backcourt. The second best backcourt of their era, imo. The best backcourt of their era, imo, was on the same team, that would be KC and Sam.

    KC was the first lockdown defender I ever saw, and plain wore people down. He was a Champion before he ever met Red, and was a marvel to watch. I can't image that opponents did not sigh with relief when the "starter" returned.

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