Feb. 3, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University guard Toney Douglas, who is averaging a career-high 20.1 points per game, has been named as one of 13 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award which is annual presented to the top point guard in college basketball. Douglas was named a finalist for the award by a blue-ribbon panel of college basketball journalists from across the nation.
The Cousy Award is presented by The Hartford and is awarded to the top collegiate male basketball point guard annually spanning across all divisions within the game by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The selection criterion emphasizes leadership, team work, success, and fundamentals as being critical parts for the game of basketball as a point guard.
Douglas leads Florida State’s offense with a career-high 20.1 points per game average and is the head of the snake on its defensive effort with a 2.0 steals per game average and outstanding on-ball and man defense throughout the season on some of the nation’s top players. Douglas, who scored his Florida State career-high of 32 points against No. 5/6 North Carolina (Jan. 28) and added 30 on the road at Miami (Jan. 21), leads the ACC in total points scored (423), ranks third in the league in average points per game (20.1 ppg) and is looking to lead the ACC in steals (43 / 2.0 spg) for the second consecutive season.
Douglas enters Thursday’s game against Georgia Tech averaging 27.7 points in his last three games and 23.9 points in his last nine games. He has scored at least 20 points in five consecutive games and at least 30 points in two of the last three games. Douglas has 43 steals and trails North Carolina’s Ty Lawson by only three steals. In their only head-to-head matchup of the regular season last week, Douglas had two steals as compared to Lawson’s zero steals and outscored Lawson 32-21.
Tickets to see Douglas and his Seminole teammates play their next game against Georgia Tech on Thursday night at home are available and can be purchased by logging onto www.seminoles.com or by calling the Seminole Ticket Office at 1-888-FSU-NOLE.
2009 Bob Cousy Award Finalists Sherron Collins, Kansas Darren Collison, UCLA Stephen Curry, Davidson Toney Douglas, Florida State Levance Fields, Pittsburgh Jonny Flynn, Syracuse Dominic James, Marquette Ty Lawson, North Carolina Eric Maynor, Virginia Commonwealth Patrick Mills, St. Mary's Jeremy Pargo, Gonzaga A.J. Price, Connecticut Jeff Teague, Wake Forest