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NC State’s Dennis Smith Jr. on preseason Cousy Award watch list

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Dennis Smith Jr. is on the preseason watch list for the Bob Cousy Award, which is given annually to the nation’s best point guard. DSJ is one of 20 college basketball players recognized, and one of only five freshmen. NC State is going to see several of the guys on this list in 2016-17.

Jalen Adams Connecticut Sophomore
Maurice Watson Jr. Creighton Senior
Jack Gibbs Davidson Senior
Frank Jackson Duke Freshman
Nigel Williams-Goss Gonzaga RS Junior
Monte Morris Iowa State Senior
Frank Mason Kansas Senior
De'Aaron Fox Kentucky Freshman
Melo Trimble Maryland Junior
Joel Berry II North Carolina Junior
Dennis Smith North Carolina State Freshman
Jawun Evans Oklahoma State Sophomore
Lonzo Ball UCLA Freshman
Jordan McLaughlin USC Junior
Jalen Brunson Villanova Sophomore
London Perrantes Virginia Senior
Seth Allen Virginia Tech RS Senior
Markelle Fultz Washington Freshman
Bronson Koenig Wisconsin Senior
Edmund Sumner Xavier Sophomore

NC State definitely will see Allen, Berry, Jackson and Perrantes (wait minute, who let Seth Allen in here) and could also see Creighton's Maurice Watson during the Paradise Jam.

According to the NCAA's release, a freshman has never won this award. Between DSJ, De'Aaron Fox, and Markelle Fultz, there's a decent chance that changes.