RALEIGH — N.C. State junior point guard Lorenzo Brown has been selected as one of 20 finalists for the 2013 Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award.
Brown’s 6.7 assists per game lead the ACC and he is second in the conference in steals with 2.2 per game. His assist per game average is the highest since Chris Corchiani averaged 9.6 per game in 1990-91. Brown is the Wolfpack’s second-leading scorer at 13.1 points per contest and averages a team-best 33.4 points per game.
The current list of 20 finalists will be narrowed down to 10 players in early February and then to five players by early March. The winner will be presented at the Hall of Fame’s class announcement in Atlanta as part of NCAA Final Four weekend.
Duke: Sophomore Quinn Cook was also named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award. Cook and Brown are two of three ACC players on the list.
With an average of 11.4 points and 6.1 assists per game, Cook has been the director of a Duke offense that is outscoring opponents by more than 19 points per game. A native of Washington, D.C., Cook has already posted two double-digit assist games, including a career-high 14 helpers in an 80-62 win over Wake Forest.
Cook is on pace to become only the fifth player in school history to average at least 10 points and six assists per game, joining a list of Duke point guards that includes Chris Duhon, Dick Groat, Bobby Hurley and Jason Williams.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack volleyball team, which is coming off the program’s second appearance in the NCAA Championships and a season in which it recorded its most wins since 1983, has added two new players to its 2013 recruiting class, head coach Bryan Bunn announced on Thursday.
Setter Tanna Aljoe, a transfer from San Diego State, and outside hitter Mary Catherine Preddy of South Granville High School joined previously announced signee Maggie Speaks in enrolling for the 2013 spring semester, which began on Monday.
All three will participate in spring workouts and practice with their new teammates.