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Melo Trimble in contention for Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award

Terps' freshman guard Melo Trimble talks about his role and productivity in the team's win over Nebraska. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)

Fresh off another clutch performance in Maryland's 69-65 win over Nebraska, Melo Trimble has been named one of 17 final candidates for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award.

The award, in its twelfth year, is named after the former Holy Cross and Boston Celtics star. Maryland's Greivis Vasquez won it in 2010.

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The list will be narrowed to five players by early March, and the award will to be presented April 10 on ESPN2's national award show.

Trimble, the Terps' star freshman, is averaging 16.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.

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Earlier this week, his teammate Jake Layman was listed among the candidates for the inaugural Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award.

Here are the 17 candidates for the Cousy Award:

T.J. McConnell, Arizona

Tyrone Wallace, California

Kyle Collinsworth, Brigham Young

Ryan Boatright, Connecticut

Tyus Jones, Duke

Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga

Keifer Sykes, Wisconsin-Green Bay

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

Monte Morris, Iowa State

Terry Rozier, Louisville

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Melo Trimble, Maryland

Marcus Paige, North Carolina

Kris Dunn, Providence

Delon Wright, Utah

Nigel Williams-Goss, Washington

Juwan Staten, West Virginia

Fred VanVleet, Wichita State

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