La Salle Senior Tyreek Duren has been named to the Bob Cousy Award watch list for the third time.
In his career at La Salle, Duren has started 72 straight games and is currently ninth in La Salle history in assists (392), steals (176) and 27th in points (1,259).
Duren is said to be a very consistent player. Last season Duren averaged 14.3 points per game, and 3.3 assists per game.
In the 2012-2013 season Duren hit the game winning shot in the final 1.2 seconds beating Northeastern. He scored his 1,000 career point versus Dayton. During the Explorers NCAA run, the point guard scored 19 points in the win over Ole Miss.
Duren’s success last season led him to being Second Team All-Atlantic 10, First Team All-Philadelphia Big 5, and Second Teams All NABC District IV. Already for the 2013-2014 season Duren has been predicted to make First Team All Conference.
The Bob Cousy Award is given to the top collegiate male basketball point guard. The award is given across all divisions given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Nominations are solicited from head coaches. The final twenty for the award will be announced in early February. The winner is then selected by a Blue Ribbon Selection Committee in March.
Duren, is one of two guards in the Atlantic 10 on the Cousy Award watch list. Senior Chaz Williams from Massachusetts is also a contender for the award.
“Tyreek is an elite player who is poised for a great senior year,” said head coach Dr. John Giannini.
The start of Duren’s senior season is less than a week away when La Salle has their first exhibition game against Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.