Kansas Jayhawks basketball point guard Dajuan Harris listed as Bob Cousy Award candidate

The KU basketball player is among the 10 best point guards in the country.

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From being a starter on a national championship-winning Kansas basketball team to winning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Dajuan Harris has accomplished plenty during his time in Lawrence. The "quarterback" of the offense is in the conversation to attain another accolade to add to his resume.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced its top 10 candidates for the 2024 Bob Cousy Award. It is "named after Class of 1971 Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob Cousy," and "the annual honor, now in its 21st year, recognizes the top point guard in Division I men’s college basketball." Harris, along with nine other outstanding point guards in the nation, were mentioned. Here is the full list:

  • Isaiah Stevens (Colorado State)
  • Jamal Shead (Houston)
  • Dajuan Harris Jr. (Kansas)
  • Tyler Kolek (Marquette)
  • Jahvon Quinerly (Memphis)
  • Boo Buie (Northwestern)
  • Zakai Zeigler (Tennessee)
  • Max Abmas (Texas)
  • Wade Taylor IV (Texas A&M)
  • Tristen Newton (UConn)

Five finalists will be announced in March after the conclusion of the regular season, and voters will then go on to vote on who wins the award. Harris was listed as a candidate on the Bob Cousy Award Preseason Watch List, and his high praise entering the season has once again earned him recognition.

Harris has started every game Kansas has played thus far, averaging 35.5 minutes, 7.4 points, 6.9 assists, 2.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals, and 2.4 turnovers on 42.3/40.9/73.1 shooting splits. He is coming off of a 12-point, 7-assist outing in the Jayhawks' victory over Oklahoma State last night.

Even in a season where Harris is averaging career lows in shooting percentage and turnovers, he is still considered one of the best pure points to play the game. Look for the senior to turn it up a notch as the team begins to round out conference play and gear up for the NCAA Tournament.

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