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SPRINGFIELD, Mass.Virginia senior guard Sean Singletary (Philadelphia, Pa./The William Penn Charter School) is one of 16 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford. The award is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate point guard. The finalists were selected by a screening committee comprised of members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) representing all three divisions of collegiate basketball.

Singletary is averaging 18.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists a game for the Cavaliers. He was named the ACC Player of the Week earlier this season and is shooting 84.3 percent from the free throw line. He is first in the Atlantic Coast Conference in assists, third in scoring and third in free throw percentage.

Singletary is the only player in the ACC this season to have a 30-point game, a 10-rebound game and a 10-assist game. He is one of just five players in ACC history to have at least 1,500 points (1,774), 500 assists (508) and 400 rebounds (436) in a career.

Singletary was also named recently as one of the top 30 candidates for both the Wooden Award and the Naismith Trophy.

In addition to Singletary, the other finalists for the Cousy Award include David Arsenault (Grinnell), DJ Augustin (Texas), Darren Collison (UCLA), Luke Cooper (Alaska-Anchorage), Devan Downey (South Carolina), Jamont Gordon (Mississippi State), Mike Green (Butler), Dominic James (Marquette), Ty Lawson (North Carolina), Eric Maynor (Virginia Commonwealth), Johnny Reibel (Rollins), Tyrese Rice (Boston College), Brian Roberts (Dayton), Derrick Rose (Memphis) and Andrew Olson (Amherst).

College basketball fans nationwide have the opportunity to vote for their favorite candidate online at The player receiving the most votes from the online poll will receive the “Fan Vote,” representing one vote to be cast by the committee selecting the award winner. The committee is comprised of Hall of Famers including Bob Cousy, Dean Smith and Jim Calhoun, college coaches from Divisions I, II and III, members of the media and additional college basketball experts and celebrities.

The 2008 Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford winner will be announced at the NCAA Men’s Final Four in San Antonio, Texas, on April 7.

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