Aiken Named to Bob Cousy Award Watch List

Aiken brings the ball up the floor against Columbia
Photo by Steven Ryan

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – With the start of the 2019-20 season less than a month away, senior point guard Bryce Aiken has been named to the watch list for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year award. Aiken is one of 20 student-athletes nationwide to be placed on the watchlist, and one of four coming from a mid-major conference.

Named after Class of 1971 Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob Cousy, the annual honor, now in its seventeenth year, recognizes the top point guards in Division I men's college basketball. A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates.

Aiken was a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy League first team a year ago, while also earning Lou Henson All-America status. The Randolph, New Jersey native averaged 22.2 points per game, good for the third-highest scoring average in program history. Aiken has helped the Crimson to Ivy League championships in each of the last two seasons, with Harvard claiming seven of the last nine titles overall.

He is the fourth Harvard player to earn a selection to the watch list, joining Siyani Chambers '16-17, Brandyn Curry '13 and Jeremy Lin '10.

The Crimson hosts Crimson Madness on Friday, Oct. 18 before welcoming MIT in its season opener on Tuesday, Nov. 5.