Two of the Memphis Tigers are already receiving props for their style of play with the season only weeks away. Senior guards Joe Jackson and Michael Dixon have been named to the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award watch list. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the information on Tuesday.
This award will be given to the best point guard in college basketball.
Memphis is one of the two schools with multiple players to make the list that consists of 45 players. Harvard joins Memphis with their two players in senior Brandyn Curry and sophomore Siyani Chambers.
Jackson has come along way since his freshman season. His junior year highlights the best of his career so far. He led the Tigers in scoring last season with 13.6 points a game. He also averaged 4.8 assists per game. He’s currently ranked No. 24 on Memphis’ all-time scoring list with 1,209 points and eighth in assists (413).
Dixon, who’s new to Memphis after leaving Missouri, averaged 13.5 points and 3.3 assists per game during the 2011-2012 season. In the same season, Dixon was named Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year. Dixon finished with 1,057 points at Missouri and is ranked as the school’s all-time leader in career free-throw percentage (85.4).
This is not the first time that Jackson and Dixon were named to Cousy’s watch list. They were on this same list at the beginning of the 2011-2012 season.
I received this information from the Commercial Appeal.