College Basketball 2011: UConn's Kemba Walker Wins Top Point Guard Award

Doug BrodessCorrespondent IApril 4, 2011

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 02:  Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts towards the end of the game against the Kentucky Wildcats during the National Semifinal game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Reliant Stadium on April 2, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Kemba Walker has been selected as the 2011 Bob Cousy Award winner by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Blue Ribbon Selection Committee.

Over the course of this season, an original nominee list of 70 players was trimmed down to 20 and then 11 before a final five were chosen.

The four other 2011 finalists were Norris Cole (Cleveland State), Jimmer Fredette (BYU), Nolan Smith and Jordan Taylor (Wisconsin).

Past recipients of this award include: 2010 Grevis Vasquez, Maryland; 2009 Ty Lawson, UNC; 2008 D.J. Augustin, Texas; 2007 Acie Law, Texas A&M; 2006 Dee Brown, Illinois;2005 Raymond Felton, UNC; and 2004 Jameer Nelson, St. Joseph's.

Walker averaged nearly 25 points per game and is one of only four players in the nation to average at least 20 points, five rebounds and four assists per game this season.

Walker and his UConn Huskies go against Butler tonight for the 2011 NCAA championship.