The point guard is the engine making your favorite college basketball team go, often on both ends of the court. Entrusted with handling the ball on offense and harassing the other team's primary handler on defense, he can make an opponent's life miserable in a variety of ways.
Since 2004, the Basketball Hall of Fame has annually presented the Bob Cousy Award to the nation's top floor general. The award bears the name of a man who was dubbed the "Houdini of the Hardwood" for his superb ball-handling skills.
The winner will be announced on the Thursday before Final Four weekend, and the award presentation will coincide with the Hall of Fame class announcement on Championship Monday.
Finalists are honored by simply being mentioned in the same breath as a legend like Cousy, and the winner will join a distinguished fraternity of recent college greats. The award's past recipients include the likes of Jameer Nelson, Raymond Felton, Dee Brown, Ty Lawson and Kemba Walker.
Of the 12 finalists, who should be most likely to capture this year's trophy?