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Virginia guard Ty Jerome (11) reacts after scoring during an NCAA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Charlottesville, Va. Virginia defeated Louisville 74-64. (Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

On Monday, Virginia’s Ty Jerome was one of 20 players named to the watch list for the 2019 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award.

Last season, Jerome earned third-team All-ACC honors as a sophomore after he helped lead Virginia to a school-record 31-3 record, an ACC title and it’s first No. 1 ranking since 1982.

Jerome averaged 10.6 points a game and tied for the team-high at 12.4 points per game during conference play. He led the Cavaliers in assists (132) and steals (55). Jerome netted a career-high 31 points against Boston College and was named to the All-ACC Tournament second team.

Named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob Cousy, the annual award, which is now in its 16th year, recognizes the top point guards in Division I men’s college basketball.

A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates. In February, that list will be trimmed to 10 and then to five in March. The winner will be presented at the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show in Los Angeles on April 12.

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Ron Counts covers University of Virginia athletics for The Daily Progress.​ Contact him at, (434) 978-7245, or on Twitter @Ron_CDPsports.

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