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Delon Wright Wins the 2015 Bob Cousy Award

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Utah senior point guard Delon Wright won the 2015 Bob Cousy Award

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Utah senior point guard Delon Wright won the 2015 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award. Wright beat out fellow finalists T.J. McConnell of Arizona, Tyus Jones of Duke, Kevin Pangos of Gonzaga, and Fred VanVleet of Wichita State. Wright faced every other finalist this season except Pangos. Wright joins the excellent group of previous award winners, including Shabazz Napier, Connecticut (2014), Trey Burke, Michigan (2013), Kendall Marshall, North Carolina (2012), Kemba Walker, Connecticut (2011), Greivis Vasquez, Maryland (2010), Ty Lawson, North Carolina (2009), DJ Augustin, Texas (2008), Acie Law, Texas A & M (2007), Dee Brown, Illinois (2006), Raymond Felton, North Carolina (2005) and Jameer Nelson, St. Joseph's (2004). Wright was the first player from Utah to win the award that was created in the 2003-04 season.

Wright led Utah to the Sweet 16 and a 26-9 overall record. For his strong play this season, he was also named an AP and NABC All-American. Wright finished first on the team with 14.5 points, 5.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game, and he was second with 4.9 rebounds. He had a 19.1 efficiency rating, the best in the Pac-12. In his two seasons at Utah, he led the Runnin' Utes to 47 wins. He also finished third in career steals (155). He also had 1,022 career points, 397 rebounds, 352 assists, and 77 blocks. Wright was named first team All-Pac-12 in both of his seasons at Utah.

Wright winning the Cousy Award further calls into question how he could be passed over for Pac-12 Player of the Year.