UM's Derrick Walton Jr. on watch list for Cousy Award

The Detroit News

Michigan sophomore Derrick Walton Jr. has been named to the preseason watch list for the Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award.

There are two other Big Ten players on the watch list -- Indiana's Yogi Ferrell and Maryland's Romelo Trimble.

Trey Burke, currently with the Utah Jazz, was the 2013 winner, becoming the first Wolverine to claim the honor.

Walton, from Detroit, averaged 7.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists for the Wolverines last season. He was named the All-Big Ten Freshman Team.

The watch list will be narrowed to 20 candidates in early February, then to five by early March.

BOB COUSY AWARD WATCH LIST

Olivier Hanlan, Boston College

Quinn Cook, Duke

Tyus Jones, Duke

Pierria Henry, Charlotte

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown

Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga

Siyani Chambers, Harvard

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

Monte Morris, Iowa State

Kenneth Smith, Louisiana Tech

Cameron Payne, Murray State

Chasson Randle, Stanford

Will Cummings, Temple

Alex Caruso, Texas A&M

T.J. McConnell, Arizona

Ryan Boatright, Connecticut

Kasey Hill, Florida

Andrew Harrison, Kentucky

Tyler Ulis, Kentucky

Terry Rozier, Louisville

Romelo Trimble, Maryland

Angel Rodriguez, Miami

Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan

Jarvis Summers, Mississippi

Marcus Paige, North Carolina

Jordan Woodward, Oklahoma

EC Matthews, Rhode Island

Isaiah Taylor, Texas

Julius Brown, Toledo

Delon Wright, Utah

London Perrantes, Virginia

Keifer Sykes, Wisconsin-Green Bay

Ryan Arcidiacono Villanova

Briante Weber, VCU

Juwan Staten, West Virginia

Fred VanVleet, Wichita State