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Scoop Jardine Of Syracuse Named To 2012 Bob Cousy Award Finalist List

For the second straight year Wednesday, Syracuse University men's basketball program's senior point guard Scoop Jardine has been named one of 20 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, which is given to the nation's top point guard. Currently, Jardine is the Floor General for the No. 1-ranked Orange, and is averaging 8.6 points per game and dishing out a team-best 3.9 assists per game. Jardine also is averaging 1.7 steals per game for Syracuse, which leads the nation (172).

Syracuse fans commonly use the term, "as Scoop goes, so does the Orange," when describing Jardine's play that has helped the SU to a 15-0 record. The Orange and Jardine play at the Providence Friars Wednesday night (9 p.m. on SNY).

FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
2011 - Scoop Jardine 15 21.3 3.5 6.5 54.1 0.7 2.3 32.4 0.8 1.7 48.0 0.6 2.0 2.6 3.9 2.1 1.7 0.1 0.7 8.6

Below is the list of 20 Bob Cousy Award finalists:

Pierre Jackson Baylor
Shabazz Napier UConn
Ray McCallum Detroit
Seth Curry Duke
Erving Walker Florida
Scott Machado Iona
Casper Ware Long Beach State
Peyton Siva Louisville
Trey Burke Michigan
Dee Bost Mississippi State
Phil Pressey Missouri
Kendall Marshall North Carolina
Aaron Craft Ohio State
D.J. Cooper Ohio
Zack Rosen Pennsylvania
Ashton Gibbs Pittsburgh
Scoop Jardine Syracuse
Damian Lillard Weber State
Jordan Taylor Wisconsin
Tu Holloway Xavier

For more on the Orange, visit the SB Nation blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician.